DEFEA 2021: General Robotics showcases Pitbull RCWS Remote Weapon Station


General Robotics displays an Israeli-designed ultralight (85 kg) Remotely Controlled Weapon Station designed to be mounted on any type of vehicle, including quads, as well as air and naval platforms.


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General Robotics Pitbull RWCS (Picture source: Army Recognition)


The azimut rotation works at a rate of 90° per second. The elevation ranges from approximately +60° to -30°, depending on the machine gun mounted on the RWS which is stabilized in both axes. The MGs that can be mounted on the Pitbull are as diversified as the FN Minimi 5.56mm, FN MAG 7.62mm or FN HB 12.7mm, Negev 5.56 or 7.62mm, and other MGs of the same calibers. The power consumption to operate the MG is very low.

Regarding situational awareness by day and night, the Pitbull is fitted with thermal imaging with continuous optical zoom and autofocus, an eye-safe laser range finder, two rear cameras for weapon and ammunition management, and automatic tracking and video motion detection.

The Ranger Remote Control Unit (RCU) is an all-in-one model with a touch screen, jacket with buttons and built-in « point to point » secured communication, integrated « Point and Shoot » technology, and multi-layered firing safety system. In option, it can be detached for remote wireless activation.

Also in option, it can get an integrated anti-drone jammer and be integrated into radars and fire source detectors.


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General Robotics Pitbull RWCS (Picture source: Army Recognition)


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