|Manufacturer:||Denel Vehicle Systems - DVS|
|Name:||Remote controlled weapon station|
The Self Defence Remotely Operated Weapon (SDROW) is a light-weight weapon system fitted with a Light Machine Gun (LMG) for use on a variety of soft-skinned, Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) and Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV).
The system can be operated by one crew member from under or behind cover. The SDROW weapon system is designed for easy installation on a variation of vehicles.
The SDROW allows for vehicle protection without compromising the encapsulation of the cabin and thus mine blast protection.
Depending on the selected weapon configuration, the SDROW is effective against enemy targets over a 600 m range.
For easy operation in a typical truck cabin, the SDROW operator manipulates the turret and fires the weapon using a simple Human Machine Interface (HMI), consisting of a unique control interface with an integrated display (similar to a game console). The HMI unit can be stowed and is portable, enabling the driver or co-driver to operate the SDROW.
Real-time video received from the cameras on the weapon station is displayed to the operator overlaying information digitally. Fixed ballistic aiming lines are displayed to help the operator compensate for distance. The aiming point moves according to the selected distance. The system has a typical 10 - 600 m application distance resulting in a very low trajectory for 7.62 mm and 5.56 mm calibre ammunition.
Direct input buttons for fast left, front and right turret positioning enables the operator to rapidly acquire and engage targets without becoming disoriented.