The Ministry of Defense of the government of Israel has released video of a recent trial of the Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) for the Namer and Eitan infantry fighting vehicle.
The Israeli Defense Ministry released video showing an anti-tank
capabilities of new infantry fighting vehicle version of the Namer, which fitted with an unmanned turret armed with a 30 mm cannon and modern Spike-MR anti-tank missiles.
A defense ministry spokesperson stated the installation “will enable Israel Defense Forces soldiers to fire missiles from within the vehicles, while they are still protected, which will significantly increase the attack range of the vehicles”.
According to a report of the Israeli Defense Ministry, the the Spike anti-tank missiles currently serve as a primary anti-tank weapon system in 30 militaries worldwide, with more than 30,000 missiles delivered to date. Spike is an electro-optically guided missile offering a “Fire-and-Forget” and “Fire-and-Observe” capabilities.
Also added that the automated launch pod with Spike anti-tank missiles will also be fitted to the turret of the Eitan wheeled armoured fighting vehicle.
New Israeli infantry fighting vehicles will be fitted with a Trophy active protection system and other, specialized protective systems.
The Trophy is a fully autonomous hard-kill system designed to neutralise all types of current and known future threats, including anti-tank guided missiles, all rocket-propelled grenade types, and all types of recoilless rifle munitions.