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SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau” has developed and tested a new single-seated BAU-23x2 remote controlled weapon station. It is designed for firing at the men power and armoured targets both ground and aerial.

The module main armament is two 23-mm automatic guns 2A7M with rate of fire of 850 rounds per minute each, range of fire - 2,000 m and ammunition load of 200 projectiles.
Additionally mounted KT-7.62 (PKT) machine gun with 2,000 rounds.

Module control – manual. Provides for laying in azimuth – 360 degrees, in elevation from -4 to +55 degrees.

The module provides for reliable protection of the gunner up to 12.7 mm ammunition. The gunner is seated inside the hull and, additionally to the armour, he is protected from the upper hemisphere by armament, which is arranged above.

Additional protection is ensured by the smoke screening system, consisting of six 81-mm smoke grenade launchers, three at each side of the module. The smoke screen is set in the gun laying direction.

Weight of BAU-23x2 is about 1 ton only, ensuring the possibility to mount it on light armoured vehicles with weight starting from 6 tons. SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau” has tested it on the chassis of the Ukrainian armored personnel carrier BTR-70 and on the South African armored personnel carrier RATEL.

The basic advantages of the module are as follows: little weight, reasonable price, high degree of protection of gunner with provision of high fire power.

BAU-23x2 is suggested for upgrading of light armoured equipment to increase its fire power. It is planned for supply both to the Ukrainian army and abroad.

Characteristics of the BAU-23x2 weapon station

Parameter description Parameter value
Traverse
360°
Elevation
55°
Depression
-4°
Electric trigger supply voltage
DC 24 V
Overall dimensions:
  • height (from the race mechanism surface)
962 mm
  • width
1,500 mm
  • gun sweeping radius
1,720 mm
Weight of the mount:
  • without ammunition
860
  • with ammunition
985
Combat crew
1 men
Sight 1P·-7-23
Range of vision
minimum 5000 m
Magnification
1.2x, 4x
Field of view
49°, 14°
Elevation
80°
Depression
-10°
Power supply
DC 24 V
Armament
Gun
Qty
2
Type
automatic
Index
2A7M
Caliber
23
Rate of fire:
  • maximum
850 rounds/min
  • mode 0.25
25% of maximum
  • mode 0.5
35% of maximum
Range of fire
maximum 2,000 m
Ammunition
200 (2 x 100)
Machine gun
Index
KT-7.62 (PKT)
Caliber
7.62 mm
Ammunition
2,000 (8 x 250)
Smoke screening system
Type
Multiple action
Number of launchers
6
Caliber
81 mm
Group of grenades average launching distance
200-300 m
Operating voltage
DC 24 V
Range of operating temperatures
-40 to +50°C

 

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BAU-23 Universal Fighting Module

BAU-23 Universal Fighting Module

BAU-23 Universal Fighting Module

BAU-23 Universal Fighting Module

BAU-23 Universal Fighting Module

BAU-23 Universal Fighting Module

BAU-23 Universal Fighting Module


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