Eurosatory 2018: highlighting Rheinmetall's Fieldranger family of RCWS

Rheinmetall’s Fieldranger family encompasses an impressive array of modular remotely controlled weapon stations (RCWS) for modern combat vehicles, the German defense company said at Eurosatory 2018, being held in Paris (France).

Eurosatory 2018 Highlighting Rheinmetall Fieldranger family of RCWS
Rheinmetall's Fieldranger family currently includes four different weapon stations (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Fully digital and stabilized, they are designed for use in a wide variety of missions and on all types of vehicles. Operational 24/7, the Fieldranger family is the perfect solution for precise engagement of targets, while keeping the operator safe from enemy fire.

The Fieldranger family currently includes four different weapon stations. The Fieldranger Light weighing less than 75 kg and is designed for lightweight vehicles. It can be armed with a 5.56mm x 45 or 7.62mm x 51 cal. machine gun. The Fieldranger Multi, with an empty weight of around 200 kg, is suitable for tracked and wheeled tactical vehicles. It can be fitted with a support weapon such as .50 cal. (12.7mm x 99) heavy machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher, enabling highly accurate fire even while on the move.

Designed for medium and heavyweight platforms and weighing around 260 kg, the Fieldranger Dual supports a main armament as well as a coaxial secondary weapon. Finally, the Fieldranger20 is a medium-calibre system armed with a 20mm x 128 cal. Oerlikon-KAE automatic cannon.

As an established, recognized supplier of RCWS on the international market, Rheinmetall has integrated more than a thousand weapons stations for the Canadian Army, the French armed forces and the Belgian Army, to name but a few clients. Rheinmetall’s remotely operated weapon stations enjoy a well-earned reputation for endurance under extreme conditions, ease of use, reliability and precision.

At Eurosatory 2018, Rheinmetall is showcasing the Fieldranger Multi with an integrated, externally driven RMG.50 Rheinmetall machine gun, mounted on the command variant of the new medium-weight Lynx KF41 tracked armoured vehicle.