The Cockerill™ Protected Weapon Station (CPWS) Gen. 2 is an innovative protected, light, and multi-role turret responding to the evolution of the operational requirements of the world’s armed forces. The CPWS is remotely operated from the vehicle on which it is integrated. It allows for reloading under armor and, is light enough to be integrated on all types of wheeled 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, or tracked chassis. Depending on the mission, it is designed to accommodate M242 25mm caliber guns and M230LF 30mm caliber guns.
Its unique configurable hatch gives it the ability to adopt four configurations, depending on the mission profile.
- Fully closed hatch – allows the crew to operate in a hostile environment with a maximum level of protection.
- Elevated hatch – allows the crew to perform 360° direct observation maneuvers and, if necessary, allows for the use of individual weapons.
- Large Open Hatch – allows the crew to evacuate the system quickly and securely.
- Removed Hatch – allows the crew to patrol in an exposed position, ideally for operations other than war.