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.