EDGE Group has unveiled the 7IS Remote Control Weapon Station (RCWS) at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) 2022, taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 21 to 23 February.
The 7IS is a two-axis, servo-controlled, stabilized system developed by EDGE entity HALCON, and provides the operator with a 360-degree coverage. The vehicle-mounted system features an optical payload with seven lenses and a weapon cradle armed with a M4 Colt 5.56mm assault rifle that has 30 and 50 round magazines.
The 7IS has a 360-degree rotation capacity, an elevation range of -15 degrees to 45 degrees and can traverse and move up to the positions demanded by the ground control station operator. The lightweight system weighs approximately 30kgs and requires only one remote operator. Its highly sophisticated optical sensor is equipped with a laser range finder that is accurate within fifty centimeters beyond 2,000 meters; two day cameras; a thermal imaging system; a green visible laser pointer; an invisible laser pointer; and a spotlight that is effective up to 100 meters.
The 7IS can operate in weather conditions between -5 degrees to 50 degrees Celsius.