Re: EC 635 Iraqi army aviation
The weapons included in Iraq 24+26 order include: Denel Ingwe laser guided anti tank missiles:
is a modern South African multi-role laser guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) manufactured by Denel Dynamics (formerly Kentron).
The missile was designed to be employed in various roles, either by infantry or as a vehicle or helicopter mounted system for targets at ranges from 250 m to 5,000 m. It employs a tandem warhead to defeat up to 1,000 mm (40 in) of armour.
In 2005 the missile's on board software was upgraded to be able to detect the launch platform and download the latest software, all at launch time. This enables the use of a single missile across all launch platforms.70mm laser guided rockets
DAGR or ZUNI rocket
these are "mini-hellfires" that attack unarmoured targets 12km away.12.7mm FN herstall gunpod
20mm NC 621 cannon pod
extends the range of missions (attack, close fire support, protection, self-defence) of the helicopters and lightest aircraft. It provides 20 mm firepower for carriers previously restricted to 0.50 weapons.
The NC 621 has been developed around the 20 M 621 cannon which is well known for its high accuracy and which fires the 20 mm ammunition to the 20 x 102 international standard.
The 20 x 102 mm shell delivers 6 times more explosive and generates 25 times more fragments than 12.7 mm ammunition, while recoil forces remain comparable. The effectiveness and reliability of the NC 621 has been widely proven on a variety of carriers.
Cannon 20 M 621 20 mm
Rate of fire 750 rds/minute
Weight 49 kg
Ammunitions 20 mm x 102
Ammunition stowage capacity 180 ou 250 rounds
Muzzle velocity > 1 000 m/s
Fire control system
Cockpit control unit capable of controlling 1 or 2 pods
firing mode selection
remaining rounds indicator
Day/night sight: T100/T200, GEC, etc
Pod weight 111 kg
Total weight with 180 rounds 171 kg
Diameter 398 mm
Attachment points NATO 14 pouces
Cannon average recoil force 250 daN
wo new export breakthroughs for the range of 20 mm weapons
28 october 2009 - After last September's order by the French Army for 15 helicopter SH 20 type retractable door mountings, the wide range of Nexter Systems weapons systems designed around the 20 M 621 cannon is once again successful thanks to 2 export orders.
In the aeronautical sector, Nexter Systems has just received an order from Eurocopter for 16 NC 621 pods to equip EC 635 helicopters.
The NC 621 pods may equip light planes as well as helicopters and is especially well suited for air-air and air-ground close range support fire, protection and self-defense missions. It remains the most powerful gun system, which may be integrated on a large variety of helicopters and planes.