Friday, July 20, 2012

So Is This The RCWS On The AV8?

Even though it was announced that there will be 54 RCWS supplied for the AV8 project as per my previous post, it was not actually informed what is the RCWS that will be supplied by Denel. A quick check on Denel's website shows that they do not actually offer such RCWS sets.

Nonetheless I have heard on good authority from a fellow forum member that these RCWS are going to be supplied from another South African defence company, Reutech Solutions. This is supposedly the Land Rogue already selected by the South African Armed Forces. This is a remote-controlled weapon consisting of a stabilised firing platform, operated from inside an armoured vehicle for increased protection that offers gun options from 7.62mm, 12.7mm machine guns and a 20mm cannon in the case of Super Rogue. An interesting fact is they also offer an ATGW armed version, the Missile Rogue armed with four ready to fire missiles and a 12,7mm machine gun for close protection.

If this information snippet is true, then the weaponary will make the AV8 a most interesting and potent battle taxi indeed.

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