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Protector M151 with an M2 heavy machine gun on a M1126 Stryker

Operator screen of RWS installed on U.S. Army Stryker

A heavy FLW 200 made by Krauss-Maffei for the German Army

A remote weapon station, also known as a remote weapon system, (RWS) is a remotely operated weaponized system for light and medium caliber weapons which can be installed on ground combat vehicle or sea and air-based combat platforms. Such equipment is used on modern military vehicles, as it allows a gunner to remain in the relative protection of the vehicle. It may also be retrofitted onto existing vehicles, for example, the CROWS system is being fitted to American Humvees and the Thales SWARM for Bushmaster IMVs of the Royal Netherlands Army.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Nanuk, Qimek and Amarok: A trio of world-class weapon stations on view at Idex 2009". Rhienmetall Defence. 26 February 2009. http://www.rheinmetall-detec.com/index.php?fid=5033&qid=&qpage=0&lang=3. 
  2. "Nanuk Fact Sheet". Rheinmetall Defence. http://www.rheinmetall.ca/servlet/file?id=53. 
  3. "Amarok Fact Sheet". Rheinmetall Defence. http://www.rheinmetall.ca/servlet/file?id=51. 
  4. "Qimek Fact Sheet". Rheinmetall Defence. http://www.rheinmetall.ca/servlet/file?id=55. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 http://www.qianyan001.com/retu/20120819/1345309540_87848600_2.html
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 http://bbs.tiexue.net/post2_5918346_1.html
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 http://ershoujunshi.blog.163.com/blog/static/192748258201271610306531/
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 http://ido.3mt.com.cn/Article/201207/show2661865c30p1.html
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 http://mil.huanqiu.com/photo/china/2010-11/1262082.html
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 http://www.acewings.com/cobrachen/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=8.88&TOPIC_ID=5473&
  11. Junshi.club.xilu.com
  12. Zhjunshi.com
  13. Military.china.com
  14. "MTS Lance – Rheinmetall’s new modular turret system: Cutting edge technology, systematic modularity". Rheinmetall Defence. http://www.rheinmetall-detec.com/index.php?fid=5121&qid=&qpage=0&lang=3. 
  15. "Enforcer II Remote Controlled Weapon System". selex-sas.com. http://www.selex-sas.com/EN/Common/files/SELEX_Galileo/Products/ENFORCER.pdf. 
  16. CROjavascript:(function(){readConvertLinksToFootnotes=false;readStyle='style-apertura';readSize='size-medium';readMargin='margin-wide';_readability_script=document.createElement('script');_readability_script.type='text/javascript';_readability_script.src='http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/js/readability.js?x='+(Math.random());document.documentElement.appendChild(_readability_script);_readability_css=document.createElement('link');_readability_css.rel='stylesheet';_readability_css.href='http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/css/readability.css';_readability_css.type='text/css';_readability_css.media='all';document.documentElement.appendChild(_readability_css);_readability_print_css=document.createElement('link');_readability_print_css.rel='stylesheet';_readability_print_css.href='http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/css/readability-print.css';_readability_print_css.media='print';_readability_print_css.type='text/css';document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(_readability_print_css);})();WS 2
  17. "ZSMU Kobuz". OBRSM. http://www.obr.tarnow.pl/pl/galeria/pages/KOBUZ%20ZSMU.html. 
  18. "Trackfire RWS Remote Weapon and Sensor System RACKFIRE RWS REMOTE WEAPON AND SENSOR SYSTEM". saabgroup.com. http://www.saabgroup.com/Global/Documents%20and%20Images/Land/Weapon%20Systems/RWS_UTAAS/Trackfire%20RWS%206pg.pdf. 
  19. "Home-made remote weapon station developed by Libyan rebels". 15 June 2011. http://www.technewsdaily.com/2742-libyan-rebels-military-robot.html. 

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