Army 2018: Russia places priority on RCWS development

The Russian defence industry is showcasing its latest remote control weapon station (RCWS) developments at the Army 2018 defence exhibition being held in Kubinka near Moscow from 21 to 26 August.
The Okhotnik RCWS designed by the Burevestnik Institute is being exhibited at Army 2018.
Photo by: Dmitry Fediushko
The Kovrov Electro-Mechanics Plant (KEMZ), a subsidiary of Rostec's High-Precision Weapons holding, has unveiled the DPU stabilised RCWS armed with a 6P49 Kord 12.7 mm heavy machine gun (HMG). The station weighs 300 kg and carries 150 ready-to-use rounds. The DPU can engage a target at a range of up to 2,000 m in daylight and up to 1,500 m at night. Its sensor suite comprises a laser rangefinder, thermal imager, and TV camera.