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Samson Junior  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: LRCWS and Samson Jr.
Origin: Israel
Corporations: Rafael
Parent System: RCWS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 1,024
Family Members: RCWS and RCWS-30
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Description: The Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) is a modular weapon system supporting small and medium caliber guns (40mm automatic grenade launcher), machine guns (12.7mm and 7.62mm), anti-tank missile launchers, automatic guns (30mm) and observation pods. These stations can be mounted on a wide range of ground platforms ranging from lightweight all-terrain vehicles to heavy armor tanks.

Its remote control system enables armored vehicles crew to operate the RCWS completely under armor minimizing the probability of a crew member casualty. This feature makes the RCWS exceptionally suitable for urban warfare such as the military operations conducted by US forces in Iraq (2003-2005) and Israeli forces in the Palestinian territories. The RCWS armed with a 7.62mm machine gun is known as Enforcer while the 12.7mm gun equipped variant is known as the RCWS-12.7.

Samson Junior (Samson Jr.) is a Lightweight Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS) designed for use on armored fighting vehicles which require to keep the deck load to a minimum such as trucks, ambulances, HMMWV, etc. Samson Jr. may be fitted with a wide range of small caliber weapons such as a 7.62 mm M240 machine gun or 5.56mm M249 MINI-MI machine gun. Due to its size, it can also host sniper weapons and non-lethal weapons, making it suitable for paramilitary missions as well as military operations. The new weapon stations shares a high level of commonality with the other family members.

Rafael introduced the Samson Jr. weapon station in early October 2006 while it was being evaluated by the Israel Defense Forces. It weighs less than 100 kg.

Samson Junior Specifications

Main Gun Caliber: 7.62 millimeter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Samson Junior News

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on 29 Nov 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012General Dynamics and Rafeal Team to Produce Remote Weapon Stations

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