Rafael Overhead Weapon Station

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Overhead Weapons Station (OWS)
Rafael OWS.JPG
TypeRemote Weapon System
Place of originIsrael
Service history
Used byIsrael Defense Forces
Production history
DesignerRafael Advanced Defense Systems
ManufacturerRafael Advanced Defense Systems
VariantsOWS-25, OWS-25R
Mass200kg (7.62mm model)
140kg (12.7mm model)

Caliber7.62mm, 12.7mm, 25mm
Elevation-20 to 60

The Rafael Overhead Weapon Station is a remote weapon station developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces. It has been superseded by the Rafael Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS).[1] However, the larger Rafael OWS-25 and OWS-25R models are still in production.


The OWS is used on:[2]


OWS-25 - Carries 25mm auto cannon, 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and smoke grenade launchers.[3]

OWS-25R - Carries 25mm auto cannon, 2 anti-tank missiles and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.[4]