FN Herstal Enhances Self-Protection Capabilities of deFNder Remote Weapon Station with ANTARES Situational Awareness System
Today, FN Herstal announced that its deFNder Medium Remote Weapon Station (RWS) is now available equipped with ANTARES, giving it additional, significant benefits, including real-time perimeter surveillance, given its location is on a platform’s high point and it has minimal parallax in rotation. Additionally, deFNder Medium features a new rally-to-threat mode on threats detected by ANTARES, making this is a fully autonomous solution, simplifying its integration for OEMs.
Thales‘ ANTARES is an innovative, multifunction optronic system composed of a single, suprahemispheric, high-resolution sensor and a calculator, providing 360-degree local situational awareness as well as mobile targets and laser warning detection capabilities.
deFNder Medium on display at the FN Herstal booth at Eurosatory 2018, next week in Paris, France, will feature both the .50 cal FN M3R machine gun, capable of firing 1,100 RPM, and smoke grenade launchers, therefore demonstrating combined offensive and defensive capabilities. The RWS will be integrated onto the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) from Milrem Robotics.
In addition to its RWS range of products, FN Herstal will have its full range of solutions on display at the Belgian Pavilion, hall 6, booth #E198, including small caliber firearms and ammunition, less lethal systems, FN e-novation solutions and further integrated weapon systems for airborne, land and sea applications.
Eurosatory 2018 is showcasing the future of innovation across the land forces sector and MONCh (Moench Online News Channel at www.monch.com) brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2018, available at the show in hall 6, stand #D198.; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.