Globally integrated on thousands of fielded ground and naval platforms, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ SAMSON family of advanced remote weapon stations (RWS) capitalises on extensive combat experience with a deep understanding of emerging military needs.
|SAMSON 30 + SPIKE (Photo: Rafael)|
Designed for high performance and survivability on land and at sea, the SAMSON RWS have been adapted to a wide variety of main battle tanks, trucked and wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APC) and marine craft.
The SAMSON Family is offered in six land configurations and two naval configurations. SAMSON RWS support diverse, interchangeable weapons and sensors including 5.56/7.62/12.7mm machine guns, 40mm automatic grenade launchers, anti-tank missiles, observation pods, and non-lethal capabilities.
Deployed in over 25 countries under rigorous combat and environmental conditions, these robust weapon stations are a dependable force multiplier and trusted partner for the most challenging missions.
Battle-proven land applications include thousands of RWS for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the Czech Republic Army, the UK Royal Armed Forces, and many others. Rafael is currently the sole supplier of RWS to the IDF.
Breakthroughs in RWS Development
Under-Armor ReloadingThe superior capabilities and performance of Rafael's RWS have been further enhanced by various ingenious force survivability multipliers, including in-hull ammunition reloading which enables uninterrupted operation while minimising the crew’s exposure to life-threatening battlefield dangers. The patented system is loaded from under the deck, and in addition to its operational benefit, is ergonomically designed for loader convenience and operation with minimum effort and maximum consideration of physical health.
Non-Lethal CapabilitiesThe newest addition to the SAMSON RWS family is its Non-Lethal (NL) capability which bases its response on all human biological senses. Whether employed for crowd control or other urban scenarios, the Samson NL capability provides the symmetrical response required to alleviate potentially explosive situations.
The SAMSON NL concept is based on a five-sense response and the dual use of the RWS; interchangeable for NL and L use.
Members of the SAMSON RWS Family:
SAMSON MiniThe SAMSON Mini dual-axis, gyro-stabilized RWS is designed for use on light wheeled or tracked combat vehicles, fast attack boats and other platforms requiring improved offensive capabilities. The system enables target engagement with enhanced accuracy, while maximising crew protection from enemy fire. This single-weapon RWS accommodates a variety of armaments including a 5.56mm SAW and LMG, 7.62 mm GPMG and Gatling gun, 12.7 mm HMG, 14.5 mm, 40 mm AGL, ATGM launcher, ASM, fed by high-capacity magazines. Supported by a ballistics-protected multi-sensor Sight Pod, with an optional mechanism for super elevation ballistic angle calculations, the Samson Mini provides a ‘round-the-clock response to high-manoeuvring battlefield challenges.
|SAMSON Mini RWS (Photo: Rafael)|