SWARM

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SWARM Remote Weapons System
Gladiator 240G.jpg
SWARM WASP on a TUGV
TypeRemote Weapon System
Place of originUK
Service history
Used byUS Marine Corps, British Army, Royal Netherlands Army
WarsIraq War, Afghanistan
Production history
DesignerThales Group
ManufacturerThales Group
VariantsSWARM Lite
Specifications
Weight125 kg (excluding weapon and ammunition)[1]
Height650 mm/450 mm option

Shell5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, 12.7 mm
Traverse360
Feed system200-600 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 milliradians (mil) (10 round burst)
  • Minimum Tracking Speed: 0.01 degrees per second.

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