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MSPO 2016: Samson Mk IIs for Lithuanian Boxers

31st August 2016 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will supply its Samson Mk II Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for the Boxer vehicles being delivered to the Lithuanian armed forces by Artec. 

Lithuania ordered 88 Boxer vehicles in August from Artec, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall joint venture, with delivery set for 2017.

The Samson Mk II is a dual-axis, gyro-stabilised, dual-sight (gunner and commander) remote-controlled weapon system capable of mounting multiple weapons. The RWS has low silhouette, add-on armour protection; and under-armour reloading and increased rigidity for improved combat continuity. 

Rafael will deliver the RWS with a 30mm automatic cannon, 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, with Rafael's Spike Long Range ATGM launchers carrying two missiles and eight smoke grenade launchers on each station. 

This configuration will give the Lithuanian armed forces improved lethality, increased mission flexibility in both urban and open terrain scenarios, and maximise survivability for the crew and vehicle. 

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