The HITFIST® OWS is a remotely operated Overhead Weapon Station (OWS) incorporating the Iatest technologies in the fields of electronics, signature and Man Machine Interface (MM I); it is the best of class in terms of lethality, survivability and fight ability.
HITFIST® OWS can be easily installed on any tracked and wheeled vehicle, as no hull penetration is required, and it is ready to operate without any preparation.
The main armament consists of a 25mm or 30mm cannon, electrically controlled for elevation, traversing and firing operations. As an option the main armament can be also completed by side mounting two anti-tank missile Iaunchers.
A 7,62mm machine gun can be coaxially mounted besides the main cannon.
HITFIST® OWS can be completely controlled by one crew member from a remote position, under armour protection, through a multifunction colour display and joysticks properly accommodated inside the vehicle. Moreover the operator, standing up from its own seat, can have a 360° direct vision of the battlefield through the episcopes, and perform the ammunition reloading and simple maintenance operations. The above mentioned operations can be performed through dedicated hatch in the floor of HITFIST® OWS and in the roof of the vehicle.
HITFIST® OWS’s FCS guidance set allows engagement of targets by day and night; the electrical, fully digital and stabilized servo-systems ensure the highest accuracy.
HITFIST® OWS’s digital FCS includes a CCD camera, an IR Camera, an eye safe LRF, meteo and vertical reference sensors suite.
HITFIST® OWS can be fitted with a self stabilized Panoramic Sight with Day TV camera and IR Camera including situational awareness and fuIl hunter capability modules. Moreover a second control station for the Commander can be accommodated under armour; when this second station is installed, either the Gunner or the Commander can fully operate the weapon systems.
In case of power failure HITFIST® OWS can be manually operated under protection, both in azimuth and elevation assisted by a back-up fiber optic direct sight for aiming.