Thursday, October 6, 2016

Army to Test New Modular Turret on Stryker - Defensetech

Army to Test New Modular Turret on Stryker - Defensetech: The U.S. Army plans to test a new modular turret on a Stryker armored vehicle in coming months, company officials said.

CMI Defence, a turret-maker based in Belgium, and Raytheon Co., the missile-maker based in Waltham, Massachusetts, announced they received cooperative research and development agreements from the service’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center to evaluate the technology.

Specifically, the arrangements call for evaluating CMI’s new Cockerill 3030 turret with interchangeable guns and Raytheon’s sensor called the Commander Independent Viewer, or CIV, next year on a Stryker, officials said. The products were displayed for the first time this week at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.