SWARM

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SWARM Remote Weapons System
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SWARM WASP on a TUGV
Type Remote Weapon System
Place of origin UK
Service history
Used by US Marine Corps, British Army, Royal Netherlands Army
Wars Iraq War, Afghanistan
Production history
Designer Thales Group
Manufacturer Thales Group
Variants SWARM Lite
Specifications
Weight 125 kg (excluding weapon and ammunition)[1]
Height 650 mm/450 mm option

Shell 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, 12.7 mm
Traverse 360
Feed system 200-600 Ready Rounds

The SWARM Remote Weapon System (Stabilised Weapon And Reconnaissance Mount) is a fully armored remote weapon system designed and built by the Thales Group in Glasgow, Scotland. The SWARM system consists of two main assemblies: the Gun Processing and Interface Unit (GPIU), which is operated inside the vehicle, and the external Weapon and Sensor Platform (WASP). It can fire a variety of weapons, and utilize multiple sensors. On the US Marine Corps' Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle (TUGV), it is equipped with a 7.62 mm M240 and day/night sensors.

Currently used in conjunction with:

Specifications[edit]

  • System Accuracy: Less than 1.5 mils (1.5 mrad) (10 round burst)
  • Minimum Tracking Speed: 0.01 degrees per second.


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See also[edit]

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