IDEX 2019: Rheinmetall Fieldranger family: stabilized remote controlled weapons systems for modern combat vehicles


The Rheinmetall Fieldranger family features an impressive array of modular remotely controlled weapon stations (RCWS) for modern combat vehicles. Fully stabilized, they are designed for use in a wide variety of missions and are compatible with a broad range of vehicles. With 24/7 operational capabilities, the Fieldranger family is the perfect solution for high-precision engagement of targets while keeping the operator safe from enemy fire.


IDEX 2019 Rheinmetall Fieldranger family stabilized remote controlled weapons systems for modern combat vehicles
Designed to be mounted on lightweight vehicles, the Rheinmetall Fieldranger Light weighs less than 75 kg.(Picture source: Army Recognition)


The Fieldranger family currently comprises four different weapon stations. Designed to be mounted on lightweight vehicles, the Fieldranger Light weighs less than 75 kg. It can be armed with a 5.56mm x 45 or 7.62mm x 51 cal. machine gun. The Fieldranger Multi, which has an empty weight of around 200kg, is suitable for tracked and wheeled tactical vehicles. It can be fitted with support weapons such as a .50 cal. (12.7mm x 99) heavy machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher, enabling highly accurate firing even while on the move.

Designed for medium and heavyweight platforms, the Fieldranger Dual weighs in at approximately 260kg, and is able to support main armament as well as a coaxial secondary weapon. Finally, the Fieldranger20 is a medium-calibre system armed with a 20mm x 128 cal. Oerlikon-KAE automatic cannon.

As a well-established international RCWS supplier, Rheinmetall has integrated more than a thousand weapons stations for the Canadian Army, the French armed forces and the Belgian Army, among other distinguished clients. Rheinmetall’s remotely operated weapon stations have a well-earned reputation for endurance under extreme conditions as well as ease of use, reliability and precision.


 

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