M09N RCWS armed with 12.7 mm HMG on light naval mount represents a modern weapon system intended for integration with variety of light patrol boats, as well as for other vessels, giving a possibilty for non-punching desk integration of powerfull and accurate weapon at extremelly small desk surfaces and remote operation from boat cabine. Weapon is intended for various tactical roles, including defence against suicide fast-mowing boats filled with IED, as wellas for various patrol roles, including anti-piracy defence.
Remote controlled weapon station comprises:
- fighting section of the station placed on a boat (ship) cabine
- Control–command block with FCSA placed inside the cabine
The fighting section of the station comprises:
- Armoured hull movable only in azimuth (electromotive drive) and armoured mount-machine gun cradle with 12.7 mm machine gun movable only in elevation (electromotive drive)
- optoelectronic block (housing) connected to the machine gun cradle axis and
- ammunition box with the capacity of 180 rounds placed on the left side of the armoured hull.
Inside the armoured hull electromotor reduction gear for weapon station drives in azimuth and elevation. The same space is occupied by the electronics for electromotor drive.
Optoelectronic block is comprised of
- laser range finder
- day sight channel with CCD camera
- wide-angle camera for observation and aiming with magnification of up to10x
- night channel for observation and aiming–thermal camera
- control command block is located inside the vehicle and it comprises:
- command block with controls for camera selection and
- control sticks with joystick for moving the weapon station in elevation and azimuth.
Integrated RCWS dramatically increases firepower, situation awareness and crew survivability for light patrol boats. Observation and engagement of targets can be done in daylight and night conditions at long ranges, due to high resolution CCD TV camera, thermal imaging camera and laser rangefinder. Targets can be engaged with fast and accurate machine gun fire due to advanced integrated FCS featuring ballistic computer with automatic reticule generation.