Through this state-of-the-art turret , CMI Defence will demonstrate to visitors its innovative approach to their high level of embedded technologies, these weapon systems not only supply the ultimate firepower for light and medium weight armoured vehicles, but also meet constantly changing operational needs thanks to their versatile and permanently evolutive qualities.
Thanks to its experience in quality weapon system design and manufacture CMI Defence increases its international reputation through the signing of two new international contracts. By 2013, CMI Defence will deliver 22 new CSE90 systems to Indonesia and 84 new LCTS90 to Saudi Arabia.
Between 2000 and 2003, CMI Defence already delivered 144 LCTS90 weapon systems to Saudi Arabia which are currently being modernized. Saudia Arabia keeps its trust in CMI Defence products through the acquisition of 84 LCTS90 weapon systems that are to be installed on General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLS-C)’s Piranha vehicle.
Regarding the contract with Malaysia, the CSE90 weapon system will be installed on Doosan’s 6x6 Tarantula (also named Black Fox) built by South Korean company Daewoo International.
The performances of the CMI Defence Weapons systems have been further enhanced by incorporating sub-systems of the latest generation including electro-mechanical drives and modern day/night sight with laser range finder and ballistic computer. Its single stage muzzle brake allows the firing of APFSDS-T ammunition. Secondary armament includes coaxial and pintle-mounted 7.62 mm machine gun and grenade launchers.
All the conception and manufacturing is taking place in CMI Defence’s new facilities in Loncin (Belgium) while integration of the turrets on the Tarantula vehicles will take place in South Korea. First deliveries are expected for 2013.
JAKARTA, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's plane company PT Dirgantara Indonesia will develop a light attack helicopter and military cooperation with South Korea, a top executive said here on Thursday.
"We are in cooperation with the Indonesian Army to develop a light attack helicopter that could be used to confront separatist and smugglers," said Budi Santoso, president director of PT Dirgantara Indonesia in a parliamentary hearing. He said that characteristic of the helicopter is different from MI35 that is designed for opened battle in which noise is not important. "The most important element of the light attack helicopter is its low noise while flying. We don't need helicopters like MI35 that its noise could be heard from a distance of 10 kilometers," Santoso said.
He also said that the Defense Ministry and its South Korean counterpart are developing a program named the Korean Fighter Program (KFP). "This is our opportunity to upgrade our skill and to grow new expertise, mainly in engineering," he said.
According to Santoso, general lifetime of a plane is about 20- 30 years.
"However, during the lifetime, we need maybe twice or three times of upgrade on weaponry and avionic system. If we have the expertise, we could upgrade it according to our needs," he said.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai and Cambodian soldiers exchanged fire on a disputed stretch of their border on Sunday, witnesses said, the third flare-up in three days in an ancient feud over territory surrounding a 900-year-old Hindu temple.
The latest fighting occurred despite Thailand's announcement of a cease-fire on Saturday following clashes in the area that killed at least five people on Friday and Saturday.
A witness said about 20 rounds were heard going off in the vicinity of a 4.6-sq-km (two-sq-mile) disputed area around the 11-century Preah Vihear temple, a jungle-clad escarpment claimed by both countries.