After many discussions with our customers and intensive threat analysis, we have reacted to the current challenges of mobile units in terms of self-protection in the near and close range with a conceptual reorientation. The result is a balanced product range for light and heavy weapon stations, adapted to the different needs and requirement profiles of our customers.
Natter weapons stations
Natter 7.62 mm
The 7.62 mm NATTER weapon station was initially developed for use on a truck. Taking into account a permissible roof load of max. 105 kg and the application of modular weapon armament kits, the NATTER 7.62 represents a significant combat upgrade of the otherwise unarmoured transport vehicles.
The Natter has an all-weather FlexEye sensor system installed coaxially to the weapon line. A significant performance feature is the ability, through digital video processing, to keep the target constantly acquired and displayed centred to the operator as the weapon swings in to the calculated attachment and lead.
Natter 12.7 mm
The NATTER 12.7 weapon station is ideally suited for integration into wheeled or tracked armoured vehicles. The system achieves its high flexibility in use through various armament sets in 12.7 x 99 mm calibre or the possibility of using a GMG.
Like the Natter 7.62 mm, the heavy version is also equipped with the all-weather FlexEye sensor system.
Rheinmetall Fieldranger® weapon stations
A family of digital and stabilised platforms
The Rheinmetall Fieldranger® family encompasses an impressive array of modular remotely controlled weapon stations (RCWS) for modern combat vehicles. Fully digital and stabilized, they are designed for use in a wide variety of missions and on all types of vehicles. Also various sizes of weapons can be accommodated from small to medium calibres, including 40 mm grenade launchers. Operational 24/7, the Fieldranger family is the perfect solution for precise engagement of targets, while keeping the operator safe from enemy fire.
As an established, recognized 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.
The Fieldranger family currently includes four different weapon stations:
The Fieldranger Light weighing less than 75 kg and is designed for lightweight vehicles. It can be armed with a 5.56 mm x 45 or 7.62 mm x 51 cal. machine gun.
The Fieldranger Multi, with an empty weight of around 200 kg, is suitable for tracked and wheeled tactical vehicles. It can be fitted with a support weapon such as .50 cal. (12.7 mm x 99) heavy machine gun or a 40 mm 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.
The Fieldranger Dual (formerly Nanuk-Dual) is a fully stabilized weapon station with long range day/night all weather sights and a laser rangefinder. Its versatile weapon cradle supports two weapons simultaneously. The main weapon can be either the 12.7 mm NSV-T, the AGS 30 mm AGL, or the 12.7 mm KORD. The coaxial weapon can be either the 7.62 mm PKT or the 7.62 mm PECHENEG. Adaptor kits are available for other customer-specific weapons upon request.
The Fieldranger 20 is a compact and low-weight medium calibre weapon station designed for mounting on light armoured or special forces vehicles. It is designed for various applications such as security missions, fire support, and urban area combat. The Fieldranger 20 is armed with a 20 mm x 128 cal. Oerlikon-KAE automatic cannon.