The German Bundeswehr (German Army) is going to equip extra autos with the Heckler & Koch GMW (GranatMaschinenWaffe) in the popular NATO caliber 40 x 53 mm.
The weapon is possibly extra recognized, as on H&Ks personal homepage, as the GMG which you can study extra in detail right here. It is a recoil-operated, inertia bolt, and fires 40 mm grenades from an open bolt, therefore the abbreviation from Grenade Machine Gun.
The H&K grenade launchers are to be integrated into the remote-controlled Light Weapon Station named FLW200 (see specifics under).
The getting division of BAAINBw placed the order in the finish of September, and the most important intention is for the technique to serve as a self-protection of reconnaissance autos, but it can also be utilised in extra offensive roles if necessary.
In total, the deal is worth roughly four.five million U.S. dollars and deliveries will go on till the year 2021.
The H&K utilised as stand-alone, as utilised by NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia.
Details about the REMOTE CONTROLLED LIGHT WEAPON STATION – FLW 200:
Remote controlled active self-defense with an powerful variety of up to ca. 2000 m.
Modular and efficientThe remote controlled Light Weapon Station FLW 200 is constructed in a fully modular style. Through a standardized interface weapons of calibers 7,62/12,7 mm up to a 40 mm grenade launcher can be integrated swiftly and safely. The interface and operating computer software permit the weapon technique to be changed inside minutes. The respective armaments – from the machine gun to the grenade launcher – are automatically detected and the weapon station adapts its ballistics accordingly.
Adequately encountering any threat
Thanks to the basic adaptation with out roof opening and their low weight, the FLW 200 can be employed across nearly all automobile kinds and also autonomously. – such as for camp protection. The identical weapon station, for instance, can be moved from a MBT to a low-protection patrol automobile. Automatic automobile detection, weapons, optoelectronic module, standardized operating and show notion, as nicely as cross-technique standardized operating and show notion as nicely as an effective security and test technique assure basic integration and operability. The security technique of the weapon station requires into account the automobile contours as nicely as the automobile particular array of hatches, doors and sectors – the possibility of accidentally firing at the personal automobile is thereby eliminated.
Every little thing in sight
Modular optoelectronic sensor systems also assure optimized field surveillance, target acquisition and combat by day, evening or beneath poor visibility. The technique comprises a higher-resolution CCD colour camera with zoom, a effective thermal imaging device (cooled or non-cooled), a special image fusion function and a laser rangefinder for the modular surveillance, operating and show notion of the weapon stations.
Very best response possibilities
The higher elevation aiming angle from -15° to +70° delivers distinct positive aspects, also in urban mission scenarios. The effective mixture of weapon solutions, higher grade optoelectronics and stabilization assure a quickly and precise reaction to threats, even when driving.
The FLW 200 furthermore makes it possible for:
- Adaption of protection systems (fog, NLW, and so on.)
- Adaption of additional weapons of equivalent caliber
- Adaption of ballistic protection components
- Integration sensors, such as „sniper detection“
- Scan mode
- Adaption to command and simulation systems, recording computer software, and so on.
The H&K GMG can also be utilised on a modest boat. (Photo: Norwegian Armed Forces, taken by Torbjørn Kjosvold / Forsvaret.)
Sources: Heckler & Koch (Bundeswehr beschafft Fahrzeugbewaffnung bei Heckler & Koch in Millionenhöhe) and KMW (which includes prime image)
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