Nanuk Remotely Controlled Weapon Station

The Nanuk is a remote weapon station (RWS) used for light and medium calibre weapons which can be installed on any type of armoured vehicles or Brown water patrol vessel.[1] It is designed by Rheinmetall Canada, in Quebec, Canada. The word Nanuk (ᓇᓄᖅ) means "Polar bear" in Inuktitut.

Overhead Weapons Station (OWS)
Nanuk RCWS on top LAVs.
TypeRemote Weapon System
Place of originCanada
Service history
Used byCanadian Forces
Production history
DesignerRheinmetall Defence Canada
ManufacturerRheinmetall Defence Canada
Caliber5.56mm, 7.62mm, 12.7mm, 25mm, 40mm

It is considered to be a third-generation weapon station.[2]


The Nanuk is a remotely-controlled weapon station that can be integrated on various armoured vehicle platforms and used for different mission profiles. The Nanuk weapon station combines full stabilisation, long range day/night all-weather sights and a universal weapon cradle that integrates 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and 12.7 mm weapons, and 40 mm automatic grenade launchers.[3]

Several weapons can be mounted to the platform, such as:


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.