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Overhead Weapons Station (OWS)
Rafael OWS.JPG
Type Remote Weapon System
Place of origin Israel
Service history
Used by Israel Defense Forces
Production history
Designer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Variants OWS-25, OWS-25R
Weight 200kg (7.62mm model)

140kg (12.7mm model)

Caliber 7.62mm, 12.7mm, 25mm
Elevation -20 to 60
Traverse 360

The Rafael Overhead Weapon Station is a remote weapon station developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces. It has been superseded by the Rafael Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS).[1] However, the larger Rafael OWS-25 and OWS-25R models are still in production.


The OWS is used on:[2]


OWS-25 - Carries 25mm auto cannon, 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and smoke grenade launchers.[3] OWS-25R - Carries 25mm auto cannon, 2 anti-tank missiles and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.[4] The Rafael OWS-25R adds 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb) to a vehicle's weight.[5]


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