FLW 200 weapon station

Remote controlled light weapon station 200 (FLW 200)

The modular-design weapon stations offer active self-protection for use on light combat and command vehicles. With its mission-specific armament and optronics variants, the FLW 200 makes a valuable contribution to protect soldiers in an operating range of 1,500 m.

Performance characteristics of the weapon station FLW 200

The FLW 200 enables observation and self-defence with vehicle protection with armament variants up to the 40mm automatic grenade launcher.

The FLW 200 has been configured as a stabilised surveillance and self-protection system. The system’s great agility and mobility enable optimal protection of the vehicle crew.

FLW 200 weapon station
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Optronics sensor systems enable battlefield surveillance, target acquisition and engagement by day, night and under poor visibility. The FLW 200 is equipped with a cooled thermal imager.

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The FLW 200 has a mechanical interface which allows the adaptation of various armament variants (such as the sMG.50 or GMW 40mm).

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The FLW 200 can be expanded by the addition of an MPL-76 mm protection system. The system is equipped with six launchers, which are actuated with a dedicated display and control unit.

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As with the FLW 100, the FLW 200 is operated using a multi-functional control and display unit and a one-handed controller. It can be used to actuate all system functions of the weapon stations.

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The electrical and mechanical interfaces of the FLW 200 are identical to those of the FLW 100. This makes it possible to exchange weapon stations configured for various armaments.

Optronics sensor systems enable battlefield surveillance, target acquisition and engagement by day, night and under poor visibility. The FLW 200 is equipped with a cooled thermal imager.

The FLW 200 has a mechanical interface which allows the adaptation of various armament variants (such as the sMG.50 or GMW 40mm).

The FLW 200 can be expanded by the addition of an MPL-76 mm protection system. The system is equipped with six launchers, which are actuated with a dedicated display and control unit.

As with the FLW 100, the FLW 200 is operated using a multi-functional control and display unit and a one-handed controller. It can be used to actuate all system functions of the weapon stations.

The electrical and mechanical interfaces of the FLW 200 are identical to those of the FLW 100. This makes it possible to exchange weapon stations configured for various armaments.

Facts about the FLW 200

The variety of armaments offers individual usage options

The FLW 200 remote-controlled light weapon station is a modular self-protection system and can thus be configured for customer-specific requirements. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann’s lightweight, gyro-stabilised weapon stations provide optimal reconnaissance and self-protection capabilities of the highest technological level. Developed and qualified in accordance with the specifications of the German Bundeswehr in compliance with the latest system safety requirements, the weapon stations have remained consistently dependable partners since their introduction with maximum availability under all conditions.

Simple adaptation that requires no roof opening and its low weight makes the FLW 200 usable for multiple functions on almost any type of vehicle and even in autonomous operation (e.g. site defence).  For instance, the weapon station can be refitted from a main battle tank to a lightly armoured patrol vehicle within an extremely short amount of time.

Specific weapon equipment kits also allow armaments to be changed quickly and safely. These enable mission-specific armaments in calibres 7.62 mm, 12.7mm (sMG .50) and 40mm automatic grenade launcher (H&K).

Automatic equipment kit detection and the operating software allow the armament/equipment kit to be changed within a few minutes. Conversion is carried out with the conventional on board tool kit.

Modular optronic sensor systems ensure optimal battlefield surveillance, target acquisition and engagement by day, night and under poor visibility. In addition to the high-resolution CCD colour camera with zoom, a powerful thermal imager (cooled or uncooled), a combined night vision function and a laser range finder are part of the weapon stations’ modular surveillance, operating, and display concept.

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The FLW 200 additionally enables

  • Adaptation of protection systems (MPL-40mm, MPL-76mm etc.)
  • Adaptation of other weapons
  • Integration of a temperature control function for GMW 40 mm
  • Adaptation of ballistic protection modules
  • Capability expansions, such as
    • Sniper detection
    • Shot counter
    • Scan mode
    • Recording software
  • Integration in command and simulation systems
FLW 200 weapon station

FLW 200 – the modular configuration enables flexible adaptations to changing mission conditions and threat scenarios.

An ideal combination of weapon selection, high-grade optronics and stabilisation ensures quick and precise reaction to threats, even during travel.

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Rotation radius

996 mm (with sMG .50);  580 mm (with GMW 40 mm)

Total height

~ 750 mm

Carriage weight

~ 185 kg (without weapon and ammunition)

Lateral adjustment ranges

n x 360°

Vertical adjustment range

-15 to +70° (sMG .50); -12 to +60° (GMW 40 mm)

Lateral laying speed

up to 60°/s

Vertical laying speed

up to 30°/s

Armament variants

MG3, MG5, FN-MAG 7.62 mm, sMG.50 (M2 QCB), GMW 40 mm (H&K)

Protection systems

MPL-40 mm
MPL-76 mm

Ammunition quantities

Cal. 7.62 mm: 250/480 rounds
Cal. sMG .50: 100 shots
Cal. GMW 40 mm: 32 shots

Developed/qualified as per

DIN EN 61508, MIL standard

  • Universal use from light wheeled vehicles to heavy battle tanks.
  • 2-axle stabilisation enables optimal operation even during travel.
  • Adaptation of the MPL-76mm protection system increases the vehicle protection function through the deployment of various smoke agents n x 360°
  • High-resolution optronics modules enable surveillance and engagement by day and night, as well as under adverse weather conditions.
  • Target range determination from 50 m to 10,000 m thanks to eye-safe laser range finder.
  • Uniform control and display concept for FLW 100 and FLW 200 allow the user to quickly and safely switch between FLW systems.
  • System development and qualification based on the strictest requirements according to German and international quality and safety standards.

    The FLW 200 in pictures

    Image material of the FLW 200 on various vehicle variants

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