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Eurosatory 2018: Rheinmetall Unveils FIELDRANGER Family

Digital, stabilised remotely controlled weapon stations for modern combat vehicles


Rheinmetall’s FIELDRANGER family encompasses an impressive array of modular remotely controlled weapon stations (RCWS) for modern combat vehicles. Fully digital and stabilised, they are designed for use in a wide variety of missions and on all types of vehicles.

Operational 24/7, the FIELDRANGER family is a perfect solution for precise engagement of targets, while keeping the operator safe from enemy fire.

The FIELDRANGER family currently includes four different weapon stations:

  • The FIELDRANGER Light weighing less than 75kg and is designed for lightweight vehicles. It can be armed with a 5.56mm x45 or 7.62mm x51 cal. machine gun.
  • The FIELDRANGER Multi, with an empty weight of around 200kg, is suitable for tracked and wheeled tactical vehicles. It can be fitted with a support weapon such as .50 cal. (12.7mm x99) heavy machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher, enabling highly accurate fire even while on the move.
  • Designed for medium and heavyweight platforms and weighing around 260 kg, the FIELDRANGER Dual supports a main armament as well as a coaxial secondary weapon.
  • Finally, the FIELDRANGER20 is a medium-calibre system armed with a 20mm x128 cal. Oerlikon-KAE automatic cannon.

As an established, recognised supplier of RCWS on the international market, Rheinmetall has integrated more than a thousand weapons stations for the Canadian Army, the French armed forces and the Belgian Army, to name but a few clients. Rheinmetall’s remotely operated weapon stations enjoy a well-earned reputation for endurance under extreme conditions, ease of use, reliability and precision.

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.


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