Top most modern Land RWS RCWS Remote Controlled Weapon Station combat vehicles


Analysis and technical review about the top most modern Land RWS Remote Weapon Station or Remotely Controlled Weapon Station RCWS for ground wheeled and tracked combat vehicle as well as tactical vehicle light vehicles and trucks available on the current military and security market by Army Recognition editorial team.


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Analysis and technical reviews top most modern Land RWS Remote Weapon Station or RCWS Remote Controlled Weapon Station on the current military and security market (Picture source Army Recognition)


A remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS), or remote weapon station (RWS), also known as a remote weapon system, (RWS)is a remotely operated weaponized system often equipped with fire-control system for light and medium caliber weapons which can be installed on ground wheeled and tracked combat vehicle as well as tactical vehicle light vehicles and trucks. Such equipment is used on modern military vehicles, as it allows a gunner to remain in the relative protection of the vehicle. Global Remote Weapon Station Market accounted for $8.12 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $24.76 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period.


Fieldranger Rheinmetall RWS Remote Weapon Station Germany German defense industry 925 001
Rheinmetall FieldRanger Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


Fieldranger - Rheinmetall - Germany

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.

Sight and Sensors:
An OBA-150L electro-optical sensor unit from Rheinmetall Defence Electronics lets the system operate day and night. Similarly integrated into the weapon station is the ROSY rapid smoke/obscurant system, made by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition.

Weapons:
- The Fieldranger Light can be armed with a 5.56mm x 45 or 7.62mm x 51 cal. machine gun.
- The Fieldranger Multi can be fitted with support weapons such as a .50 cal. (12.7mm x 99) a heavy machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher, enabling highly accurate firing even while on the move.
- The Fieldranger Dual d is able to support main armament as well as a coaxial secondary weapon.
- The Fieldranger20 is a medium-caliber system armed with a 20mm x 128 cal. Oerlikon-KAE automatic cannon.

Technical Data:
- The Fieldranger family currently comprises four different weapon stations. Designed to be mounted on lightweight vehicles, the Fieldranger Light weighs less than 75 kg.
- The Fieldranger Multi, which has an empty weight of around 200kg, is suitable for tracked and wheeled tactical vehicles.
- Designed for medium and heavyweight platforms, the Fieldranger Dual weighs in at approximately 260kg


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Rheinmetall 609M Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


609M - Rheinmetall - Germany

The 609M modular weapon station enables lightly armored vehicles to defend themselves against air and ground attacks. It can be armed with two different weapon systems such as a light or heavy machinegun and an automatic grenade launcher. The crew can operate the weapons and reload without having to leave the safety of the fighting compartment. Moreover, the weapon station’s modular layout lends itself to a wide array of additional options.

Sight and Sensors:
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Weapons:
The turret can be armed with two weapons including a 7.62mm machine and one 40mm automatic grenade launcher.

Technical Data:
The turret weighs 140 kg. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +55° to -20° depending on weapon type.


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FN Herstal deFNder Light and Medium Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


deFNder Light / Medium - FN Herstal - Belgium


The Belgian firearms manufacturer FN Herstal has launched in 2008 the development of a new family of Remotely operated controlled Weapon Stations (RWS) starting with the deFNder™ Light followed in 2010 by the deFNder™ Medium. Both, deFNder Light and deFNder Medium can be integrated into all types of tracked or wheeled armored vehicles as well as light tactical vehicles allowing firing under the armor of the vehicle. The deFNder family is built from light but sturdy aluminum. In option, deFNder family can be equipped with a wide range of accessories including day and night infrared sighting systems, target-tracking and image stabilization functions, ballistic protection, higher capacity ammunition boxes (up to 500 .50-calibre rounds), and interfaces with sensors such as BMS, SADLS, LWR and radar. The deFNder RWS can be also used on ground platforms to provide self-protection of critical infrastructure or checkpoints.

Sight and Sensors:
The standard day sight provides Narrow and Wide Field of Views for standard NATO detection, recognition and identification of targets at high ranges. The display unit consists of one 1024x768 pixels LCD color screen. The optics of the turret include Color CCD camera and Infra-Red Cooled or Uncooled system with target tracking and image stabilization. Various optional sights are available to enhance further target acquisition under all visibility conditions, as LLCCD sight or IR thermal sight

Weapons:
The deFNder Light can integrate all FN Herstal machine guns up to 7.62mm caliber and is capable of extreme elevation and depression angles of operation.

The deFNder Medium can integrate all FN Herstal machine guns up to .50 caliber, including the unique FN M3R™ machine gun with a high firing rate of 1,100 RPM as well as a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.

Technical Data:
The deFNder Light weighs 100 kg fully loaded. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +80° to -60°.

The deFNder Medium weighs 210 kg fully loaded. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +70° to -40°.


Guardian 2 0 Escribano RCWS Remote Controlled Weapon Station Spain Spanish defense industry 925 001
Escribano Guardian 2.0 RCWS Remote Controlled Weapon Station


Guardian 2.0 - Escribano - Spain

Escribano Mechanical & Engineering (EM&E) is the only Spanish Company with engineering and manufacturing capabilities for the complete development of Remote Weapons Stations (RWS), Electro-optical Systems and guided ammunition kits. The GUARDIAN 2.0 is a Remote Controlled Weapons Station (RCWS) for 12.7 mm that could be adapted for 5.56mm and 7.62 mm cannon, lightweight and compact. The system is 2 axes gyro-stabilized and it operates day and night for combat, surveillance, target identification, and tracking missions.

Specially designed to be integrated into a wide range of platforms and vehicles, this system provides defense capabilities for short and medium ranges with high firing accuracy being a reliable solution against asymmetric threats.

Sight and Sensors:
The sensors include a cooled IR camera, a CCD camera that is capable of detecting targets up to 8 km and recognize them at 4.5 km.

Weapons:
The Guardian 2.0 is an RCWS that can be armed with lightweight weapons, such as 12.7 and 7.62 mm machine guns.

Technical Data:
The turret weighs 160 kg without weapons and ammunition. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -20° depending on weapon type.


Samson Mk1 General Dynamics Ordnance Tactical Systems RWS Remote Weapon Station US American defense industry 925 001
General Dynamics Ordnance Tactical Systems Samson MKI Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


SAMSON MK I MK II - General Dynamics Ordnance Tactical Systems - United States


The Samson Mk I Remote Weapon Station is a dual-axis, gyro-stabilized remote-controlled weapon system (RWS) capable of mounting multiple weapons. The Mk I is lighter than manned turrets and does not require penetration into the vehicle hull, saving significant interior space. The gunner and critical electronic equipment remain protected inside the vehicle under armor. The integration of ammunition chutes in special shafts provides reliable protection and uninterrupted firepower. Based on the Samson Mk I, the Mk II offers improved combat capability with a lower silhouette, optional armor protection, improved hit accuracy, under-armor reloading, increased rigidity and higher gun elevation capabilities.

Sight and Sensors:
Two electro-optic sights for the independent commander and gunner surveillance and an auto tracker for fast maneuvering targets further optimize the operational capabilities of the RWS. Hit accuracy is significantly improved by the RWS’s dual-axis stabilization system.

Weapons:
The Samson Mk I support main and secondary armaments, including a 25mm to 30mm main gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, as well as an optional anti-tank guided missile launcher and smoke grenade launcher.

Technical Data:
The turret weighs 1.600 kg (1.500 kg Mk II) including main and secondary weapons, full ammunition load, external and internal units. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -20° depending on weapon type.


Protector Kongsberg RWS Remote Weapon Station Norway Norwegian defense industry 925 001
Kongsberg Protector Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


Protector RWS - Kongsberg - Norway

The PROTECTOR RWS a highly flexible system designed for small and medium caliber weapons including mounting of coaxial weapons and ATGM. An advanced and modular Sensor suite (Day, Night, LRF) enables unique and tailorable situational awareness.

Sight and Sensors:
The fully stabilized 2 + 2 Axis (DLOS) system; enables the gunner to keep his sights on target, independent of ballistic solution for the weapon and ammunition in use.

Weapons:
The PROTECTOR RWS can be armed with Browning M2 and WKM-B (12,7 mm) , M249 (5,56 mm) M240 and UKM-2000C (7,62 mm) machine gun, MK19, MK47 and Heckler & Koch GMG 40 mm Grenade Launchers inclusive Airburst , M134 7,62 Gatling and various Non-Lethal effectors.

Technical Data:
The turret weighs 135 to 190 kg without weapons and ammunition. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -20° depending on weapon type.


R200 EOS RWS Remote Weapon Station Australia Australian defense industry 925 001
EOS R-200 Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


R-200 and R-400 - EOS - Australia

The R-200 is a single weapon station capable of operating most 7.62 mm or 5.56 mm automatic weapons. First round hit probability is provided by a ballistic solution taking into account weapons, ammunition, range and ambient environment. Vehicle altitude and dynamics, target video tracking, and multi-axis stabilization can be optionally added for enhanced first-round hit probability.

Sight and Sensors:
The R-200 RWS integrates basic surveillance capabilities, including stabilized sensors and battlefield selector scanning with up to 200 pre-settable target reference points for rapid engagement from surveillance mode. All required sensors are deployed in a single, pre-aligned sensor unit. Sensors avialble include thermal imagers, compact eye-safe laser rangefinders, and high-resolution day cameras with up to x30 continuous zoom.

Weapons:
The R-200 turret can be armed with 7.62 mm or 5.56mm machine gun.

Technical Data
The turret weighs 50 kg without weapons and ammunition and 80 kg including ammunition and weapon. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +45° to -20° depending on weapon type.

The R400S Mk2 continues the EOS commitment to refine and improve its remote weapon system product range. The Mk 2 remains a single weapon station specifically developed to provide 30 mm firepower in a high precision weapon system weighing less than 400 kg. It retains its R400 heritage to operate a variety of other weapons including machine gun and automatic grenade launcher.
The R400S MK2 has evolved as the leading remote weapon system within its weight class. The Mk 2 can be configured as a single or dual weapon system to operate a variety of weapons including machine gun, automatic grenade launcher through to the OrbitalATK M230LF 30mm cannon. In its dual configuration it is equipped with the M230LF, 7.62mm MG (and optional missile) to provide significant and flexible lethality from a land or sea platform.

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Sight and Sensors:
The R-400 RWS integrates advanced surveillance capabilities including stabilized sensors and battlefield sector scanning with up to 200 pre-settable target reference points for rapid engagement of likely targets directly from surveillance mode. Sensors are integrated into compact pre-aligned sensor unit and are available from multiple sources. Long-range sensors for standoff surveillance are optional.

Weapons:
The R-400 RWS is a single weapon station capable of operating any of the following automatic weapons including 40mm automatic grenade launcher, 12.7 / 7.62 / 5.56 mm machine gun and canon up to 30 mm.

Technical Data
The turret weighs 160 kg without weapons and ammunition and 250 kg loaded with a 12.7 mm M2 machine gun and 500 rounds ammunition. The weight below the roof is 26 kg. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -20° depending on weapon type. The azimuth rate is 82° per second.


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KMV FLW 100 Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


FLW 100 / FLW 200 / FLW 500 - KMW - Germany

The remote-controlled Light Weapon Station FLW 100 is constructed in a completely modular design. The interface and operating software permit the weapon system to be changed within minutes. Thanks to the simple adaptation without roof opening and their low weight, the FLW 100 can be employed across almost all vehicle types and also autonomously. - such as for camp protection. The same weapon station, for example, can be moved from an MBT to a low-protection patrol vehicle. Automatic vehicle detection, weapons, optoelectronic module, standardized operating and display concept, as well as cross-system standardized operating and display concept, as well as an efficient safety and test system, guarantee simple integration and operability. The safety system of the weapon station takes into account the vehicle contours as well as the vehicle specific array of hatches, doors and sectors – the possibility of accidentally firing at the own vehicle is thereby eliminated.

Sight and Sensors:
Modular optoelectronic sensor systems also guarantee optimized field surveillance, target acquisition and combat by day, night or under poor visibility. The system comprises a high-resolution CCD color camera with zoom, a powerful thermal imaging device (cooled or non-cooled), a unique image fusion function and a laser rangefinder for the modular surveillance, operating and display concept of the weapon stations.

Weapons:
The FLW 100 RWS can be armed with 5.56 or 7.62 mm machine gun.

Technical Data:
The FLW 100 RWS weighs 80 to 400 kg without weapons and ammunition. The weight below roof is 26 kg. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +75° to -15° depending on weapon type.

In comparison to the FLW 100, the FLW 200 is heavier.

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Sight and Sensors:
The optronics of the FLW 200 are located in a container mounted at the right side of the gun, whereas the ammo box is located on the left side. The optronics include a color CCD camera with x10 magnification and a thermal imager, which is cooled unlike the one of the FLW 100. This increases identification range to 2 kilometers (1.2 mi).

Weapons:
The FLW 200 can be armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun, such as the M2 Browning, or with a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.

The FLW 500 was first revealed at Eurosatory defense exhibition in June 2016. It appears to be a modified version of the FLW 200 base, designed to handle even larger weaponry.

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Weapons:
The FLW 500 can be armed with cannon up to 30 mm.

Sight and Sensors.
the FLW 500 as for the FLW 200 is equipped with color CCD camera, and thermal imager system.

Technical Data:
The weapons are fully stabilized with the mount featuring electric traverse through 360° and elevation from -10 to 50°. It has a weight of 500 kg.


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Rafael Samson RWS Family Land Remote Weapon Station


Samson RWS Family - Rafael - Israel

Setting the new RWS standard, the RWS family includes: -SAMSON 30-mm, high-survivability, low silhouette, with under-armor reloading 30-mm automatic cannon, coaxial machine gun 7.62mm, and launcher for 2 SPIKE™ ATGMs; - SAMSON DUAL simultaneously mounts two main and secondary armaments; - SAMSON Mini/SAMSON Mini MLS designed for use in light wheeled or tracked combat vehicles that require improved offensive capabilities; -SAMSON non-lethal for effective crowd and riot control

Sight and Sensors:
The Samson RWS can be fitted with a wide range of Sight Pod including Day and night vision systems and Laser Range Finder (LRF). In option, the turret can be fitted with Hunter - Killer capability.

Weapons:
The Samson RWS can be armed with 7.62mm machine, cannon up to 40mm as well as anti-tank guided missile launchers SPIKE

Technical Data:
The Samson RWS has a traversed of 360° and elevated between -20° to 70°.


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Safran WASP Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


WASP - Safran - France

Compact and lightweight, WASP (Weapon remotely controlled under Armor for Self Protection) is an affordable weapon station that can be fitted on light armored vehicles and tactical trucks. Operational 24h a day under all weather conditions, WASP enables efficient day and night local situation awareness and self-defense of vehicles without exposing the crew to the threats. With a minimum footprint, WASP is easy to mount and to integrate into the vehicle. A soft mount reduces the weapon recoil and improves accuracy.

Sight and Sensors:
Based on FELIN dismounted soldier system, WASP includes all the optronic channels in a single unit, allowing accurate target identification and engagement, day or night, as well as decamouflaging thanks to its uncooled thermal channel.

Weapons:
The WASP can be armed with a machine gun up to 7.62 caliber.

Technical Data:
The turret weighs less than 60 kg with weapons and 200 rounds of ammunition. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +80° to -40° depending on weapon type.


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Aselsan SARP Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


SARP / SARP-L / SARP-DUAL - Aselsan - Turkey

The SARP is a remotely operated stabilized weapon platform for small and medium caliber machine guns and automatic grenade launchers. The platform combines high-precision reconnaissance and engagement capabilities with effective firepower while keeping the operator under armor or in a safe area away from counter fire. The compact design of the system proves SARP perfect match for integration onto tactical vehicles, fixed surveillance posts and towers.

Sight and Sensors:
The SARP RWS is equipped with a laser range finder, tracking system and Day/Night imaging system. Stabilization, automatic target tracking and advanced ballistic computation features provide fire-on-the move capability against stationary and moving targets.

Weapons:
The SARP RWS can be armed with 7.62 and 12.7 mm machine gun, 40mm automatic grenade launcher.

Technical Data:
The SARP RWS weighs 165 kg without armor, weapons and ammunition. Weight under the deck is 50 kg. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -30° depending on weapon type.

The SARP-L is low weight (less than 80 kg) and remotely operated stabilized weapon platform for low recoil weapons and provides exceptional capabilities against asymmetric threats. The platform combines high-precision reconnaissance with effective firepower while keeping the operator safe under armor.

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Sight and Sensors:
The SARP-L RWS is equipped with a laser range finder, tracking system and Day/Night imaging system.

Weapons:
Depending on the operational requirements a 5.56 mm or a 7.62 mm machine gun can be interchangeably mounted to SARP-L Turret

Technical Data:
The SARP-L weighs 80 kg without armor, weapons and ammunition. Weight below the deck is less than 40 kg. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -30° depending on weapon type.

The SARP-DUAL is an extension of the existing Remote Weapon Station Family which includes the use of two coaxial weapons.

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Sight and Sensors:
The SARP-DUAL is equipped with a laser range finder, tracking system and Day/Night imaging system.

Weapons:
Depending on the operational requirements, SARP-DUAL can be equipped with a 7,62mm machine gun, a 12,7mm machine gun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher as the primary weapon, and a 7,62mm machine gun as the secondary weapon.

Technical Data:
The SARP-DUAL weighs 175 kg without armor, weapons and ammunition. Weight below the deck is less than 50 kg. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -30° depending on weapon type.


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SAAB Trackfire Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


Trackfire - SAAB - Sweden

The family of Trackfire Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) builds on over 40 years of developing electro-optic fire control platforms for land and naval environments. The operator benefits from a fully stabilized, remotely operated weapon (or weapons) and sensor system which provides cutting edge performance in both domains. The Trackfire RWS is designed for use on all types of military platforms including vehicles, vessels and static emplacements.

Sight and Sensors:
The Trackfire RWS SILOS variant provides a true stabilized independent line of sight. As a self-contained sub-system, the Sensor Module provides CCD TV, IR and Laser Range Finder (LRF) channels for the operator. The modular approach allows for a wide range of visual and infra-red sensors to be integrated. A wash/wipe or jet nozzle wash capability can also be incorporated.

Weapons:
A wide range of small, medium and heavy machine guns, Automatic Grenade Launchers (AGL), lightweight medium caliber cannons, as well as Non-Lethal Effects (NLE) can be integrated, many of which can be simultaneously mounted to enable a graded effects capability.

Technical Data:
The turret weighs 140 kg. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +55° to -20° depending on weapon type.


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MOOG RIwP Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


RIwP - MOOG - United Kingdom

The RIwP is a flexible, scalable remote turret providing tailored overmatch and improved survivability against current and emerging threats across the full spectrum of conflict. Providing precision medium caliber and indirect-fires lethality, this product is light enough for a tactical vehicle, yet has more firepower than most currently fielded combat systems. This weapon system improves soldier safety with reloading under armor for all direct fire weapons and at least STANAG III crew compartment protection. The RIwP utilizes an advanced fire control architecture that features a dual-axis, long-range, independently stabilized sight for optimum on-the-move targeting and engagements.

Sight and Sensors:
The RIwP RWS can be equipped with target acquisition systems including FLIR TV HD color camera, FLIR FOV (field of view )sensor, laser rangefinder, and tracking and guidance missile systems. There is also a fire control system.

Weapons:
The RIwP RWS can be armed with a machine gun up to 12.7mm caliber and automatic cannon up to 50mm including American XM813 and XM914.

Technical Data:
The turret weighs 1,000 kg. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -20° depending on weapon type.


Hitrole Light Leonardo RWS Remote Weapon Station Italy Italian defense industry 925 001
HITROLE Light Leonardo Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


HITROLE Light / HITFIST OWS - Leonardo - Italy

The HITROLE Light is a state of the art lightweight Common Remote Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) designed to perform multi-role tasks like surveillance, patrolling in urban environment, border security, counter-sniper and asymmetric missions. Due to its light weight and innovative design, HITROLE® Light can be easily installed on the roof of all types of vehicles including Utility Vehicles, both tracked and wheeled, up to Main Battle Tanks as secondary armament. No penetration of the hull is required.

Sight and Sensors:
The HITROLE® Light Fire Control System (FCS) consists of a modular sighting system including a Day TV camera, an Infra Red (IR) camera for night vision and an eye safe Laser Range Finder (LRF). HITROLE® Light FCS architecture is open and provides growth potential for system upgrade. Both sighting system and firing are computer assisted and operated from a protected position inside the vehicle through a multi function display and joystick.

Weapons:
The HITROLE Light RWS can be armed with 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm Machine Guns (MG) or a 40 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL).

Technical Data:
Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +70° to -20° depending on weapon type.

The HITFIST® OWS is a remotely operated Overhead Weapon Station (OWS) incorporating the Iatest technologies in the fields of electronics, signature and Man Machine Interface (MM I); it is the best of class in terms of lethality, survivability and fight ability. The HITFIST® OWS can be easily installed on any tracked and wheeled vehicle, as no hull penetration is required, and it is ready to operate without any preparation.

Hitfist OWS Leonardo RWS Remote Weapon Station Italy Italian defense industry 925 001

Sight and Sensors:
The HITFIST® OWS’s FCS guidance set allows engagement of targets by day and night; the electrical, fully digital and stabilized servo-systems ensure the highest accuracy. The HITFIST® OWS’s digital FCS includes a CCD camera, an IR Camera, an eye safe LRF, meteo and vertical reference sensors suite. The HITFIST® OWS can be fitted with a self stabilized Panoramic Sight with Day TV camera and IR Camera including situational awareness and fuIl hunter capability modules. Moreover a second control station for the Commander can be accommodated under armour; when this second station is installed, either the Gunner or the Commander can fully operate the weapon systems.

Weapons:
The main armament consists of a 25mm or 30mm cannon, electrically controlled for elevation, traversing and firing operations. As an option the main armament can be also completed by side mounting two anti-tank missile Iaunchers. A 7,62mm machine gun can be coaxially mounted besides the main cannon.

Technical Data:
The HITFIST OWS weighs1,650 kg with the console.. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +75° to -10° depending on weapon type.


BM 3 Shturm Ukrinmash RWS Remote Weapon Station Ukraine Ukrainian defense industry 925 001
Ukrinmash BM-3 Shturm Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


BM-3 Shturm / SHKVAL / PARUS - Ukrinmash - Ukraine

The BM-3 Shturm turret is a remotely controlled turret, developed in Ukraine, for light armored vehicles.

Sight and Sensors:
The BM-3 Shturm RWS is equipped with TREK bi-plane electromechanical sighting system. There is also TV and IR day and night vision systems with integrated laser rangefinder.

Weapons:
The turret is armed with a ZTM-1 30mm automatic cannon, coaxial 7.62 machine gun, smoke grenades, and a launcher for a pair of anti-tank missiles.

Technical Data:
The BM-3 Shturm has a weight of 1,300 kg (2,900 lb). Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +45° to -5°.

The SHKVAL is remotely operated weapon station especially designed to be integrated on light tracked and wheeled armored vehicle personnel carrier.

SHKVAL Ukrinmash RWS Remote Weapon Station Ukraine Ukrainian defense industry 925 001

Sight and Sensors:
The SHKVAL RWS is fitted with a fire control systems consisting of SVU-500 weapon stabilizer with tandem electromechanical sighting system. The sighting system includes TV and IR day and night with laser range finder. There is also an auxiliary sight PZU-7M.

Weapons:
Fighting module “Shkval” is equipped with 30-mm cannon ZTM-1 automatic grenade launcher, 7.62-mm machine gun and guided missile weapons, designed to destroy enemy armor at the distance of up to 5 km.

Technical Data:
The SHKVAL RWS has a weight of 1,900 kg (2,900 lb). Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -6°.

The BM-7 Parus is a remote-controlled weapon station designed to be mounted on light armoured vehicles (APCs, ICVs, etc.).

BM 7 Parus Ukrinmash RWS Remote Weapon Station Ukraine Ukrainian defense industry 925 001

Sight and Sensors:
The BM-7 Parus is fitted with fire control system including electromechanical "Track" sighting system and Day/night TV & IR vision systems with integrated laser rangefinder.

Weapons:
The BM-7 Parus is armed with a ZTM-1 or 2A72 30mm automatic cannon, coaxial 7.62 machine gun, smoke grenades, and AG-17 automatic grenade launcher.

Technical Data:
No Info


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ARQUUS T1 Hornet Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


T1 / T2 / T3 Hornet - ARQUUS - France

French Company ARQUUS has developed a family of three HORNET Remote Weapon Station (RWS) including the T1, T2 and T3. The family of HORNET RWS shares common elements to reduce through-life cycle costs. All of these Hornet RWSs have common features including electrical firing, automatic cocking, round counter, and expended cartridge case and links recovery. They are connected to the electronic architecture of the platform and have embedded simulation compatibility.

Sight and Optics:
No Information

Weapons:
According to the model, the Hornet RWS can be fitted with a 7.62 mm or a 12.7 mm machine gun.

Technical Data:
No Information.


Keskin Otokar RWS Remote Weapon Station Turkey Turkish defense industry 925 001
Otokar Keskin Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


KESKIN - Otokar - Turkey

KESKIN Remote Control Weapon Station is a combat-proven, lightweight and modular remote control weapon system which can be operated with 14.5 mm/12.7 mm/7.62 mm machine gun or 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.

Sight and Optics:
The KESKIN RCWS is fitted with an optical suite composed of thermal sight, day sight and laser range finder. The gunner can monitor and control the sight system inside of the vehicle. It can be operated both in day and night. The turret also provides 360 degrees of situational awareness and gunner sight's facility. It has an optical suite composed of thermal sight, day sight and laser range finder providing 360º situational awareness and fire zone.

Weapons:
The Keskin RWS can be armed with a 7.62 mm or a 12.7mm machine gun.

Technical Data:
The Keskin RWS has a traverse of 360° and elevation from +60° to -20°.


M15 Yugoimport RWS Remote Weapon Station Serbia Serbian defense industry 925 001
YugoImport M15 Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


M15 - Yugoimport - Serbia

The M15 RCWS (Remote Controlled Weapon Station) is the latest generation of weapon system designed to be integrated on light multi-role armored vehicles.

Sight and Sensors:
The M15 RCWS is equipped with day channel High-resolution CCD TV camera and night channel Thermal imaging camera. The sighting devices also include laser channel Eye-safe laser rangefinder

Weapons:
The M15 RCWS is armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun

Technical Data:
The M15 RCWS weighs 280 kg without ammunition. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -7°.


ROGUE Reutech RWS Remote Weapon Station South Africa African defense industry 925 001
Reutech ROGUE Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


ROGUE - Reutech - South Africa

The Land Rogue remote control weapon station from Reutech Rogue International is the ideal gyro-stabilized weapon for overhead use on military vehicles that need to reduce risk to the operator as well as remain mobile while under fire.

Sight and Optics:
The Land Rogue RWS includes optical tracking and laser range finder for vehicle requirements requiring a high degree of accuracy. This remote control weapon includes fire direction system software that facilitates accurate firing at moving targets

Weapons:
The Land Rogue RWS can be armed with 7.62 mm, 12.7 mm, 20 mm cannon or a 40mm grenade launcher.

Technical Data:
The LAND ROGUE weighs 120 kg without ammunition. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -40°.


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Nexter Systems ARX 20 Land RWS Remote Weapon Station


ARX 20 - Nexter Systems - France

The Nexter ARX 20 is a remotely operated weapon system designed to be fitted on light tracked or wheeled vehicles.

Sight and Sensors:
The ARX 20 is fitted with day color camera, Infrared for night vision and laser rangefinder.

Weapons:
The ARX 20 can be armed with the M621 or M693 20mm automatic cannon. A 7.62mm machine gun can be mounted coaxially to the main armament.

Technical Data:
The ARX 20 weighs 330 kg with weapons and ammunition. Traverse is electric through 360° and elevation is also electric from +60° to -15°.


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Elbit Systems RCWS Remonte Controlled Weapon Station


RCWS - Elbit Systems - Israel

The Elbit Systems' Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) family is designed for dynamic or static operation, to be used on ground stationery, ground mobile or naval platforms. The high-precision, lightweight, low-profile RCWS can be mounted on any type of wheeled or tracked armored vehicle. The RCWS is operable from inside the vehicle by a gunner using Gunner's Control Handles and a Multi-Functional Display (MFD).

Sight and Sensors:
Based on in-house electro-optics, the weapon system offers superior day and night viewing performance in all battlefield scenarios, including open areas, urban, mountain or anti-aircraft engagements. With this configuration, the dual-axis and fully stabilized RCWS delivers high-speed engagement, a single-phase aiming process and an exceptionally high hit probability without operator risk exposure.

Weapons:
The RCWS can be adapted to a wide range of weapons types of both Western and Eastern origins including 7.62, 12.7mm machine guns and 30 mm or 40 mm automatic grenade launchers.

Technical Data:
The Elbit Systems RCWS weighs 180 kg with weapons and ammunition.


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