Designation:

PWS

Info
Manufacturer: Oerlikon Contraves AG  
Product type: Turrets  
Name: Anti-aircraft defence turret  

PWS - Protected Weapon Station.

PWS is a licenced copy of Rafael's Mini-Samson known is Israel as Katlanit ('Lethal'). In CF service, the PWS (like other RCWS) is armed with a 7.62mm C6 GPMG although it can accommodate the 12.7mm M2 heavy machinegun (and any future 40mm AGL). PWS remote controls consist of joystick and colour monitor nestled within the protection of the armour hull as the name suggests. When required, a PWS gunner can disengage the remote controls and operate the weapon by hand. In such situations, a gunner is completely exposed to hostile fire.

Specifications:
Property Value
Main weapon caliber (mm)
7.62




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