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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: MTS Lance
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Rheinmetall Defence
Parent System: Lance
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Lance 35
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Description: The Rheinmetall MTS Lance is a medium-caliber, modular turret system (MTS) designed for integration into many medium and heavy wheeled and tracked chassis platforms. The basic version is provided with a 30mm Mk 30-2 automatic cannon but it can mount a variety of medium-caliber guns ranging from 25mm to 40mm. A secondary machine gun (7.62mm) and missile launchers to engage armored targets at longer ranges are also available for the Lance turret. This two-man, commander and gunner, turret can be equipped with independent observation (commander) and sight (gunner) systems. Various levels of ballistic protection are feasible utilizing modular add-on armor. The Lance is also available as a remotely controlled turret.

In addition to the current two-man Lance turret, Rheinmetall plans to develop an unmanned version also featuring the ability to load and reload the weapon under armor protection. The standard Lance turret is equipped with two independent optronic periscopes SEOSS-P (Stabilized Electro Optical Sighting System - Panoramic) and SEOSS-S (Stabilized Electro Optical Sighting System - Sector). Each periscope is equipped with daylight CCD-TV camera, infrared imager, and laser rangefinder giving to the modular turret system hunter-killer capability similar to Main Battle Tanks (MBTs).

Lance Applications

Armored Vehicles Piranha IV 8x8

Lance Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Lance News

There are 3 news between
29 Aug 2011 and 29 Jul 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016Boxer 8X8 Downselected for Australia's LAND 400 Phase 2 Program
Tuesday, June 14, 2016Lynx Family of Armored Combat Vehicles from Rheinmetall Introduced at Eurosatory
Monday, August 29, 2011General Dynamics Proposes Piranha 5 with Lance Turret for Canada's Close Combat Vehicle Program

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