Rafael Presents a Solution for Enhanced 8X8 Combat Vehicle Survivability and Maneuverability

MADRID (BGM) – At Feindef 2019, Rafael will exhibit its solutions, with its local Spanish subsidiary PAP Tecnos, for Spain’s planned 8X8 combat vehicle program, offering a complete package of systems to enable and enhance full ground combat vehicle survivability, maneuverability and lethality, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Rafael`s statement.

As part of its ongoing innovation and development process, Rafael has introduced a new member of the Samson 30 Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS), based on its existing legacy Samson 30 system.

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Rafael’s RCWS Family consists of four products under the brand name Samson – ranging from 5.56 mm to 30/40 mm automatic cannons. Rafael has delivered over 5000 RCWS systems which are currently in service worldwide.

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Rafael’s new RCWS consists of the following elements:

  • 30 mm automatic cannon and coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun
  • Two independent identical sights (one for the gunner and one for the commander)
  • Two multi-purpose guided missiles (Spike LR1 or the new Spike LR2)
  • Smoke grenade launchers
  • The Trophy APS system (optional Samson 30 RCWS)

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Rafael offers an optional vatiant of Samson 30 RCWS with Trophy APS already integrated in the turret, as well as the Spike LR2 ATGM. As the design authority that develops, produces and integrates these systems into one integrated solution, Rafael provides the best operational and technical reliability. This holistic solution significantly enhances the survivability and maneuverability of the fighting vehicle and its crew.

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Source: Rafael