06 July 2022
by Richard Jones
Transmobile COPSIS SL ‘common silent system’, fitted with digital aiming machine. (Richard Jones)
Sofia, Bulgaria-based Transmobile has developed what the corporate describes as a “niversal silent system” for launching mines and grenades.
The firm’s COPSIS SL shouldn’t be the one ‘silent’ system of this kind out there, with examples together with the FLY-Okay MkII and 2B25 82 mm mortars. However, the COPSIS SL differs in that it makes use of the RPG-7 collection of projectiles modified for firing from the specifically developed spigot launcher.
Transmobile displayed the COPSIS SL at Eurosatory 2022 in Paris, however didn’t disclose the way it features. However, it’s believed to be based mostly on the ‘captive-piston’ system. Upon firing, an encapsulated piston impacts and transfers power to the projectile, and all propellant gases and derived smoke and noise are retained internally making the launch signature successfully ‘silent’.