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AAD 2016: Retraction action

14th September 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Helmoed Römer Heitman in South Africa


Land Mobility Technologies (LMT), a subsidiary of Denel Land Systems, and the Mechatronics unit of Denel Vehicle Systems have teamed to produce a retractable overhead weapons station for machine-guns and similar weapons. 

The Meerkat weapons station will be shown at AAD in Pretoria, mounted on an LMT LM-13, and mounting the Denel PMP 20x42 mm iNkunzi Strike cannon.

The retractable weapons station was developed to address some of the challenges facing users of other systems: Primarily, it allows the weapon to be reloaded and malfunctions to be cleared under protection of the vehicle’s armour. 

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Helmoed Römer Heitman


Helmoed Römer Heitman

Helmoed Römer Heitman has written and lectured on defence since 1978. He played a background …

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