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WASP Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008 Total Production: 100 Also Known As:Weapon under Armour for Self-Protection Origin:France Corporations: Panhard & Auverland and Sagem Defense Securite
Parent System:WASP Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008 Total Production: ? Family Members:Sea WASP
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Description: The WASP, Weapon under Armour for Self-Protection, is a joint development between Sagem Defense Securite and Panhard & Auverland to improve protection of light armored vehicles deployed in peacekeeping missions worldwide. The WASP is a light and compact remotely-controlled self-defence turret equipped with a light machine gun, either 5.56 or 7.62mm, along with an observation and infra-red sight for day or night surveillance. Using SITEL, network-centric terminal, the WASP can provide real time imagery for exploitation by remote command stations. It was unveiled integrated into a PVP vehicle at Eurosatory 2008.
The WASP weapon station enables the crew to defend itself very effectively from the interior of the vehicle without being exposed to the threat. The ability to combine daylight and thermal images from the observation sight offers the capability for surveillance or reconnaissance missions by day or night in all weathers. It also offers a remote firing function and a head-up display on a helmet. WASP is suitable for operations in mountainous or built-up areas thanks to its -40/+90 coverage in elevation. In addition to a small caliber machine gun, the turret can be equipped with a single Milan ER anti-tank missile provided by MBDA.
Coverage Coverage in Elevation: 130 �
Max Elevation: 90 � Dimensions Main Gun Caliber: 7.62 millimeter
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