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Protector M151 with an M2 heavy machine gun on a M1126 Stryker

Operator screen of RWS installed on US Army Stryker

A heavy FLW 200 made by Krauss-Maffei for the German Army

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The remote weapon system of Sandia uses less-lethal force (directed energy) for attack

A remote weapon system or station, (RWS) is a remotely controlled weapon station for light and medium caliber weapons which can be installed on any type of vehicle or other platforms (land and sea-based). Such equipment is used on modern military vehicles, as it allows a gunner to remain in the relative protection of the vehicle. It may also be retrofitted onto existing vehicles, for example, the CROWS system is being fitted to American Humvees and the Thales SWARM for Bushmaster IMVs of the Royal Netherlands Army.

Examples

  •  Brazil
  •  Canada
  •  Germany:
    • FLW 100/200 - Krauss-Maffei Wegmann has developed a remote weapon system for its ATF Dingo that uses periscopes to decrease the cost and reduce the risk of failure. Recently, KMW has developed the light "FLW 100" and the heavy "FLW 200" fully remote controlled weapon systems, which were ordered by the German Army for its new generations of armoured verhicles.
    • MTS Lance - A large, Modular Turret System intended for 25mm-40mm cannons. Available in manned or remotely operated configurations.[5]
  •  Israel:
  •  Norway
    • Protector M151
    • CROWS II [7] - A variant of the M151 Protector.
  •  Poland
    • ZSMU Kobuz - Developed by OBRSM Tarnów[8]
  •  Sweden
    • Trackfire - Developed by Saab[9]
  •  United Kingdom
  • United States

See also

References

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