FNSS LAWC-T light tracked armored weapon carrier concept at IDEF 2013 0805132

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IDEF 2013
International Defence Industry Fair Exhibition
7 - 10 May 2013
Istanbul, Turkey

 
FNSS LAWC-T at IDEF 2013
 
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 09:24 PM
 
FNSS LAWC-T light tracked armored weapon carrier concept at IDEF 2013.

The LAWC-T Light Armored Weapon Carrier Concept prototype is launched by FNSS during the International Defence Exhibition IDEF 2013, which will be held in Istanbul between 7th-10th of May 2013. The Light Armored Weapon Carrier Concept (LAWC-T) platform was developed by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. to meet the requirements for a new agile armored combat vehicle that can be configured to meet many different mission requirements such as: anti-armor, fire support and reconnaissance roles.

     
The LAWC-T Light Armored Weapon Carrier Concept prototype is launched by FNSS during the International Defence Exhibition IDEF 2013, which will be held in Istanbul between 7th-10th of May 2013. The Light Armored Weapon Carrier Concept (LAWC-T) platform was developed by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. to meet the requirements for a new agile armored combat vehicle that can be configured to meet many different mission requirements such as: anti-armor, fire support and reconnaissance roles.
FNSS LAWC-T Light Armored Weapon Carrier Concept prototype at IDEF 2013
     

The vehicle can be fitted with a variety of turrets/weapon stations depending on the customer's requirements such as manned and unmanned turrets fitted with rapid firing cannons from 25-40mm, as well as Anti Armor (ATGM) turrets mounting a variety of missiles.

The vehicle is also ideally suited for missions such as Reconnaissance and Surveillance and can be integrated with elevated platforms fitted with state–of-the-art Thermal Imagers, Long Range CCD cameras and Laser Rangefinders, making the platform a dedicated reconnaissance vehicle.

LAWC-T is a fully tracked, low silhouette vehicle. The power pack is located at the rear of the platform enabling the driver and commander to sit side by side in the front providing a very high level of local situation awareness and high field of view with the help of eight frontal periscopes. The rear power pack configuration also enables a low thermal and noise signature.

     

The crew enters and leaves via a clam-shell type door at the rear, two side doors and through the wide commander and driver hatches at the front.
     
LAWC-T in the anti-armor role has a maximum crew of five. The crew enters and leaves via a clam-shell type door at the rear, two side doors and through the wide commander and driver hatches at the front.

The vehicle has a 4-stroke diesel engine satisfying a minimum power-to-weight ratio of 25 hp/ton. Suspension is of the torsion bar type with either side having five dual road wheels, drive sprocket at the front, and idler at the rear and three shock absorbers on each side. The vehicle can be equipped with either conventional T130 or T150 tracks or rubber band tracks. Steering is of the hydro-static type.

LAWC-T has a ballistic protection of NATO STANAG 4569 Level 4, providing immunity against 14.5mm heavy machine gun ammunition. The well-sloped glacis plate and the vertical hull sides allow additional armor to be fitted if required. The Standard mine protection meets STANAG 4569 Level 3a.

The vehicle is configured with all-around thermal/day cameras for driving and providing situational awareness to commander and driver. A modern open architecture system enables different electronic subsystems integration and allows future upgrades to be applied.

LAWC-T platform has a high degree of mobility allowing the vehicle to keep pace with latest main battle tanks (MBTs) both on-road and cross country conditions.

The vehicle is deployable by C130 aircraft as well as railway and sea transport vessels.
 

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