Israeli Army tests new capabilities of remote weapon station on armoured personnel carrier 2112112

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Defense News - Israel

 
 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 04:35 AM

 
Israeli Army tests new capabilities of remote weapon station on armoured personnel carrier.

IDF Israeli Army Ground Forces continue to develop the advanced Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) enabling use of a variety of weapons via remote control or automatically, including machine guns, grenade launchers, and anti-tank missiles. An experimental drill was held testing the system's new capabilities of improved laser range measurements and in-motion shooting.

     
IDF Israeli Army Ground Forces continue to develop the advanced Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) enabling use of a variety of weapons via remote control or automatically, including machine guns, grenade launchers, and anti-tank missiles. An experimental drill was held testing the system's new capabilities of improved laser range measurements and in-motion shooting.
Israeli APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) Leopard / Namer equipped with remote weapon station
     

During the training exercise that took place at the IDF Training Base for Infantry Corps Professions, combat soldiers from the Golani Brigade and female field instructors mastered use of the new system. "The new RCWS greatly improves our operation, enabling more focused shooting," said Leopard Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Department Commander, Maj. Nir Toledano.

Maj. Toledano mentioned that "the significant improvement is that the system is more stable, enabling shooting during an ambush. In the past, we were required to suspend motion to fire. Additionally, the enhanced laser range meter enables locating targets more quickly."

He explained that the new system was already implemented into operational activity and will soon be incorporated in more combat units in the IDF. "The new RCWS capabilities provide professional, accurate and fast responses," Maj. Toledano explained.

 

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