Manufacturer: RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd.  
Product type: Turrets  
Name: Remote controlled weapon station  

The modular Overhead Weapon Station supports various types of small and medium caliber machine guns. OWS-25 is a larger version of the OWS, accommodating a 25mm gun with a dual feed and a 7.62mm coax machine gun. It offers full gunner protection. The low weight (only 1,000 kg).

Main Advantages

  • Light weight and low volume

  • Improved protection of the gunner

  • No toxic gas hazard

  • Good ergonomics and habitability

  • Easy disposal of spent cartridges and links

  • Low weapon depression angles

  • Firing while the vehicle is under cover

  • Eye contact between the gunner and the vehicle crew

  • High fire power

Main Features

  • Weight 1100 Kg. (without the gunner)

  • Nominal aperture in vehicle deck 1067 mm

  • Height Above Deck 1210 mm

  • Day and night sight

  • Dual ammunition feed for the cannon and single feed for the coax machine gun

  • Feed system comprises an auxiliary charging mechanism for initial loading

  • Last round indication for internal reloading

  • Closed hatch and head-out operation capability, using a built-in hatch

  • Cannon and coax electric firing with mechanical backup

  • 7.62mm coax machine gun internal cocking

  • Solid state controlled electric drive system for traverse and elevation

  • Manual backup drives

  • Integrated Anti-Tank missiles

  • Anti-collision system for vehicle interface safety

  • NBC protection

  • Remote control operation for the commander use (optional)

  • Smoke grenade launchers (optional)


  • Main: 25mm cannon Oerlikon KBA (other optional)

  • Anti Tank Missile: Launcher with two Malyutka missiles or RAFAEL SPIKE missiles (other optional)

  • Coax: 7.62mm machine gun as a coaxial weapon

  • Smoke: 2x3 smoke grenade launchers (optional)


  • Main: 140 HE rounds ready for use; 60 AP rounds ready for use

  • Anti Tank Missile: 2 missiles ready for use

  • Coax: 250 rounds ready for use

Ammunition feed

  • Main:From inside the vehicle

  • Coax: From inside the vehicle


  • Coax cocking facility from inside and outside of the vehicle


  • Traverse: Electrically controlled nx360 deg.

  • Elevation: Electrically controlled, Elevation range: -11 deg. to + 60 deg. Manual backup drive


  • Main: Peritelescopic combined day / night sight

  • Supplementary: 4 vision blocks

Power supply

  • 24 VDC

OWS 7.62 and 12.7 mm. versions are also available, offering full gunner protection, and low weight. These stations are in operational use by the Israel Defence Forces.

The OWS is used on:

  • IDF Achzarit

  • IDF Puma

  • M113A2

  • Otokar Akrep

  • Otokar Cobra

  • Otokar Yavuz

  • Romanian Army MLI-84M


  • OWS-25 - Carries 25mm auto cannon, 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and smoke grenade lauanchers

  • OWS-25R - Carries 25mm auto cannon, 2 anti-tank missiles and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun

Property Value
Main weapon caliber (mm)
Auxiliary gun calibre (mm)
Number of guided missiles
Weight (kg)

Included in:
Product Amount
MLI-84 (Infantry fighting vehicle)
VALUK (Reconnaissance Vehicle)

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