WASHINGTON — The US Military has introduced that it’ll start operational evaluation assessments of a brand new turret for AMPV [armored multi-purpose vehicle], discovered BulgarianMilitary.com, citing DefenceReview. The brand new OCWS [Objective Commander’s Weapon Station] tower will likely be built-in into all automobile variations.

US Army will test Picatinny Arsenal's OCWS armored turret for AMPV
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The tower protects the motive force of the automobile, who additionally controls the machine gun. Contains periscopes with clear shielded home windows, for 360 ° viewing at a full angle, mechanical motion, and higher ergonomics. OCWS has been developed by the Picatinny Arsenal Command Armament Middle over the previous 18 months.

Recall that the US Military acquired 2907 AMPVs to exchange the M-113A3. The principle mission of AMPV is to help M-1 Abrams, M2 Bradley, and the brigade as a complete in personnel transport, normal provide, command, and management and battlefield missions, firefighting help, wounded transport, and battlefield care.

The usual armament of the AMVP consists of a 12.7 mm machine gun, ready protected by shielded shields with clear shielded home windows.

BulgarianMilitary.com racalls that on April 8 the American firm EOS Protection Techniques [EOS DS] demonstrated its R800S distant management weapon system [RWS] mounted on an armored multi-purpose automobile [AMVP]. The demonstration came about on the U.S. Military Submit Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma, which is positioned about 137 kilometers [85 miles] southwest of Oklahoma Metropolis.

EOS mounts 30x173mm Mk44S Bushmaster II gun on AMPV in Fort Still
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RWS The R800S is made up of a number of weapons. The principle weapon is a 30x173mm Mk44S Bushmaster II gun. The secondary weapon is a 7.62 mm gentle machine gun M240B. Final however not least, the weapons system has an built-in anti-tank missile system, which may be both Javelin [American-made] or Spike [Israeli-made].

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