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Russia begins serial production of modernised RWS

15th October 2021 - 17:00 GMT | by Joel Dogerty in Moscow


Okhotnik RWS pictured in early 2021. (Photo: TASS)

New-look Okhotnik RWS will be installed on Taifun-K vehicles

Uralvagonzavod subsidiary NPO Electromashina has begun serial production of the modernised Okhotnik remote weapon station (RWS) after it successfully passed qualification tests.

So far, five Okhotnik combat modules — not to be confused with the UAV of the same name — have been installed on Taifun-K 4x4 armoured vehicles. The RWS on Taifun was presented in August during the Army-2021 exhibition near Moscow.

Okhotnik is equipped with the Russian-made 12.7mm 6P49 machine gun, which was designed specifically for robotic systems. The new machine gun increases target accuracy by 20-30%, according to the manufacturer.

The RWS is capable of hitting moving …

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