The Protected Weapon Station (PWS) 5125 is a lightweight protected gunner’s platform designed specifically for the NAVISTAR HUSKY combat vehicle (patrol variant). It comprises of a protected weapon station on a geared slewing ring and protected gear assisted hatch.
The PWS is designed to provide a defensive rotating weapon station with ballistic protection. The L47A1 gun mount that is fitted to the PWS accepts the 7.62mm L7A2 GPMG but has a reversionary mode so that it also accepts the 5.56mm L110A2 Light Machine Gun.
The weapon station is driven by a simple manual gearbox mounted on the LH side of the traversing ring. The gearbox may be disengaged to allow the gunner to quickly swing the weapon station through large angles of arc onto the target area. Fine final adjustment in traverse can then be made using the gearbox.
The hatch is gear and spring assisted, permitting the operator to both open and close the hatch in a controlled motion, without undue physical strain.
Protection is via lightweight armour panels, which can be removed and replaced in the field, aiding repair and reducing down-time.
The PWS is fully supported with a suit of Technical Publications and NATO codified components.
|Frontal Protection Level:||NIJ Level 3|
|Armour:||Polyethylene- Panels and front shield|
|S2 Glass - Hatch|
|Armour Steel - Traverse ring base plate|
|Weapon Fit:||7.62mm L7A2 GPMG|
|5.56mm L110A2 LMG (Minimi)|
|Elevation:||30 degrees (GPMG)|
|Depression:||20 degrees (GPMG)|
|Traverse:||360 degrees manual drive or free traverse|
|Approx 35 degrees left/right with traverse ring locked|
|Weight:||Protected weapon station: 250 kg (less weapon/ ammunition)|
|Dimensions:||Swept radius: 127 cm (to GPMG muzzle)|
|Overall length: 2.03m (rear armour panel to GPMG muzzle)|
|Vehicle / Boat Interface:||Roof / frame aperture dia - 868mm nominal|