Mahindra Defence Systems’ remote weapon station demonstrated
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MDSL’s Remote Weapon Station (RWS) is a remotely operated stabilized weapon system. At DefExpo India 2018, it is demonstrated both on the ground and on the same company’s new 4x4 LBPV (Light Bullet-Proof Vehicle) designed for patrol missions.
Mahindra Defence Systems' Remote Weapon Station for medium machine gun (Picture source: Army Recognition)
The weapon station presented here has been designed for a 7.62mm medium machine gun (MAG 58, MAG 2A, M240) and can be installed on any type of vehicle able to receive such a device, or on a static platform. It is equipped with a compact optics suite with a CCD day camera, thermal imager and laser range finder.
The weapon station allows inhibit zones for firing and motion to be defined by gunner or by default who works with a 10.5’’ colour ruggedized operator display with one touch function selection. The joystick used to operate the MG has reprogrammable function buttons.
There is an “ammunition library” thanks to which the gunner needs only to select the ammunition that will be fired, all its data being retrieved for calculation.