Larsen & Toubro Defence is displaying a
new Remote Weapon System (RWS) at the ongoing IMDEX, as it seeks to make a
greater mark in the export market for defence equipment. The new SHARANG
compact RWS has been developed for land based military vehicles, but is being
displayed at IMDEX as the company seeks to bring about a greater awareness of
its military portfolio.
“L&T developed the SHARANG weapon mount
with the vision of filling in a perceived gap for a cost-effective weapon
mount. It is cost effective solution for land systems,” a company official
tells Daily News.
The indigenously designed and developed
weapon system does not use an export restricted parts of systems.
The SHARANG RWS supports 5.56mm and 7.62
PKT machine guns and this modular system is configurable and can be installed in different
configurations on tracked and wheeled Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV); Armoured
Personnel Carriers (APCs), mine resistant vehicles and 4X4s.
It can also be deployed in static
installations like bunkers.
The weapon system is being showcased for
the 1st time at any show and it has a major advantage in terms of
size as it is 2/3rds the weight of traditional Remote Controlled Weapon Systems
(RCWS), in addition to taking less space and being more compact. It weighs only