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Aero India 2017: BEL completes RWS for Arjun

15th February 2017 - 13:41 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Bangalore

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Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) unveiled its finalised design for a remote-controlled weapon station (RWS) at Aero India 2017 in Bangalore, this weapon system being destined for the Arjun Mk II MBT.

Trials with the new RWS - that weighs 200kg - were successfully completed late last year. A BEL spokesman said seven months were spent on development, and a further 18 months on trials.

The RWS means tank crewmen do not need to expose themselves by leaving the safety of their tank to operate the turret-mounted weapon. It is also planned to fit the system to armoured repair and recovery

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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