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|SWARM Remote Weapons System|
SWARM WASP on a TUGV
|Type||Remote Weapon System|
|Place of origin||UK|
|Used by||US Marine Corps, British Army, Royal Netherlands Army|
|Wars||Iraq War, Afghanistan|
|Mass||125 kg (excluding weapon and ammunition)|
|Height||650 mm/450 mm option|
|Shell||5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, 12.7 mm|
|Feed system||200-600 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:
- System Accuracy: Less than 1.5 milliradians (mil) (10 round burst)
- Minimum Tracking Speed: 0.01 degrees per second.
- SWARM remote weapon system selected for US Marine Corps Gladiator thalesgroup.co.uk
- Dutch Choose Bushmaster IMVs for Afghan Mission (updated) defenseindustrydaily.com
- Army Technology - Next Generation Tracked Armoured Vehicles army-technology.com[unreliable source?]
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