ADUNOK Remote Weapon Station (RWS)
The Display Design Office of Vitebsk, Belarus, is showcasing a new version of its ADUNOK Remote Weapon Station (RWS) at Indo Defence 2016 in Jakarta this week.
Known as ADUNOK-W, the new variant of the established range of RWS features a Russian NVST 12.7mm MG and an AG-17A 30mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL), representing a significant increase in firepower over previous versions, which carried a single MG in either 7.62mm or 12.7mm calibre or an AGL.
Ready-use ammunition bins, which need to be replenished manually once depleted, carry 100 rounds for the MG and 50 for the AGL. The mount is fully stabilised with video and thermal cameras and a laser rangefinder with effective ranges of 2,000, 1,000 and 2,500m respectively. Traverse is through 360° at a slew rate of 60°/s and elevation from -10 to +60°. A provision has been made for independent power supply, though the mount normally draws power from the vehicle.
The ruggedised flat panel display control station can be dismounted, enabling users to operate the RWS remotely from the vehicle – at a stand-off distance of up to 100m via cable or 500m using a wireless connection, Head of Design Department Sergey Schalgov told MT in Jakarta.
“What makes our product a little different is our expressed desire to transfer technology to partner countries – as we have already done here in Indonesia, where the ADUNOK is already installed on PT Pindad 6×6 vehicles,” he added.