General Dynamics European Land Systems has integrated an Oto Melara SpA HITFIST OWS (Overhead Weapon System) remotely controlled weapon station on a 22 Tonnes General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH PIRANHA Class 3 wheeled armoured infantry fighting vehicle. The vehicle is powered by a Caterpillar C-9 diesel engine with 400 hp.

PIRANHA Class 3 (formerly PIRANHA III)  is in service in countries like Brazil, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Romania, Sweden, Botswana and New Zealand.

HITFIST OWS turret previously unveiled at EUROSATORY 2008, is armed with a MK44 Bushmaster 30mm automatic gun, a 7.62mm light machine gun, smoke grenade launchers and a twin RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd SPIKE MR & LR anti-tank missiles combined launcher.

Sensors integrated on the weapon station include the Selex Galileo SpA LOTHAR (Land Optronic Thermal Aiming Resource) day/night gunner sight, Selex Galileo SpA JANUS electro-optical turreted sensor and an ELSEL SpA meteorological device.


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