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M09N remote controlled weapon station with 12.7mm HMG on light naval mount

M09N RCWS armed with 12.7 mm HMG on light naval mount represents a modern weapon system intended for integration with variety of light patrol boats, as well as for other vessels, giving a possibilty for non-punching desk integration of powerfull and accurate weapon at extremelly small desk surfaces and remote operation from boat cabine. Weapon is intended for various tactical roles, including defence against suicide fast-mowing boats filled with IED, as wellas for various patrol roles, including anti-piracy defence.

Remote Controlled Weapon Station comprises:
  • fighting section of the station placed on a boat (ship) cabine
  • Control–command block with FCSA placed inside the cabine
The fighting section of the station comprises:
  • Armoured hull movable only in azimuth (electromotive drive) and armoured mount-machine gun cradle with 12.7 mm machine gun movable only in elevation (electromotive drive)
  • optoelectronic block (housing) connected to the machine gun cradle axis and
  • ammunition box with the capacity of 180 rounds placed on the left side of the armoured hull.

Inside the armoured hull electromotor reduction gear for weapon station drives in azimuth and elevation. The same space is occupied by the electronics for electromotor drive.

Optoelectronic block is comprised of
  • laser range finder
  • day sight channel with CCD camera
  • wide-angle camera for observation and aiming with magnification of up to10x
  • night channel for observation and aiming–thermal camera
  • control command block is located inside the vehicle and it comprises:
  • command block with controls for camera selection and
  • control sticks with joystick for moving the weapon station in elevation and azimuth.

Integrated RCWS dramatically increases firepower, situation awareness and crew survivability for light patrol boats. Observation and engagement of targets can be done in daylight and night conditions at long ranges, due to high resolution CCD TV camera, thermal imaging camera and laser rangefinder. Targets can be engaged with fast and accurate machine gun fire due to advanced integrated FCS featuring ballistic computer with automatic reticule generation.

Technical data for RCWS 12.7 mm M09

RCWS performances
Type  Remotely controlled weapon station, with fire control system
RCWS drive in traverse and elevation electrical
Azimuth field of action ~ n x 360º
Elevation field of action ~ -7° to +60°

12.7 HMG (Heavy machine gun)

  • Type NSV modernized, self-contained, externally mounted
  • Caliber 12.7 x 108mm
  • Time of preparation for firing ~ 60 sec.
  • Operation mode gas operated
  • Maximum range of firing:
  • - Against aerial targets ~ 1,500 m
  • - Against ground targets ~ 2,000 m
  • Machine gun feeding belt fed
  • Number of rounds per belt 180
  • Rate of fire 680 – 800 rounds/min
  • Machine gun weight ~ 28kg
RCWS Fire Control System

System components
Weapon control, sighting and firing remote via joystick and computer with fire control system software
Sighting devices:

  • Day channel: Telescopic sight with CCD TV camera ;High resolution CCD TV camera
  • Night channel Thermal imaging camera
  • Laser channel Eye safe laser rangefinderComputer unit Ruggedized tablet PC
  • Control unit
  • Power supply unit
Day Sight (CCD Camera)
  • Image sensor 1/4" Super HAD CCD
  • Optical zoom 36 x
  • Angle of view (H) 42° (wide) to 1.7° (tele)
Night Sight (Termal imaging camera)
  • Image sensor 640 x 512 VO x Microbolometer
  • Spectral band 7.5 ÷ 13.5 µm
  • FOV (HxV) 6.2° x 5°
Laser Module
  • Eye-safe wavelength 1540 μm
  • Range finder range 80 ÷ 5000 mAbsolute measurement error ± 5 m
  • Laser beam divergence 1.5 mrad
Wiper module
  • Service life 10 x 10⁶ wipes

Control unit technical characteristics
  • video selection input,
  • simultaneous view of all video inputs,
Power Supply unit (24 V)

Provides required power supply voltages for computer unit, all video units and laser rangefinder.

Fire Control Software


  • video processing,
  • automatic reticule generation and overlay,
  • ballistic calculation for up to 4 different weapon systems,
  • laser range selection,
  • manual range input,
  • sighting procedure recording,
  • gun zeroing procedure,
  • mean point of impact correction,
  • meteo data input,
  • Lead angle calculation.
Servo drive

Type: electric consists of:

  • Azimuth and elevation electric motors & mechanism,
  • control electronics,
  • drive electronics,
  • azimuth and elevation position sensors,
  • slip ring,
  • cabling set,
  • Joystick.
Size and Weight characteristics
  • L x W x H (mm): 1656 x 726 x 740
  • Total weight (without ammunition): 240 kg