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Overhead Weapons Station (OWS)
Type Remote Weapon System
Place of origin  Canada
Service history
Used by Canadian Forces
Production history
Designer Rheinmetall Defence Canada
Manufacturer Rheinmetall Defence Canada

Caliber 5.56mm, 7.62mm, 12.7mm, 25mm, 40mm
Elevation -
Traverse 360

The Nanuk is a remote weapon system or station, (RWS) used for light and medium caliber weapons which can be installed on any type of armored vehicles. It is designed by Rheinmetall Canada, in Quebec, Canada. Nanuk (ᓇᓄᖅ) mean "Polar bear" in Inuktitut.


The Nanuk is a remotely controlled weapon station (RCWS) that can be integrated on various armoured vehicle platforms and used for different mission profiles. The Nanuk weapon station combines full stabilisation, long range day/night all weather sights and universal weapon cradle that integrates 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 12.7mm weapons, and 40mm AGL.[1]

Several weapons can be mounted to the platform, such as:


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