FLW 200 Plus weapon station

Remote controlled light weapon station 200PLUS (FLW 200PLUS)

Heightened firepower and increased operating range based on established system architecture are the features which set the weapon station FLW 200PLUS apart.

Performance characteristics of the weapon station FLW 200PLUS

Thanks to the use of a 20mm-calibre automatic cannon, the FLW 200PLUS expands the mission-tested KMW weapon stations of the FLW systems by significantly increasing their effect on the target.

The FLW 200PLUS is the direct advancement of the FLW 200 with considerably greater firepower. The integration of the mission-proven Rh202 DM6 A1 automatic cannon in 20 x 139mm calibre enables the system to be operated via remote control while the vehicle is protected.

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The FLW 200PLUS enables the use of the automatic cannon Rh 202 DM6 A1 in calibre 20 x 139 mm.

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Double belt feed enables the use of two different types of ammunition.

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The optronic sensor systems of the FLW 200 were adopted 1 : 1 and are thus interchangeable.

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The anchoring and control interfaces of the FLW 200PLUS are unchanged as compared to those of the FLW 100/200. This enables installation/retrofitting on vehicles with FLW interfaces.

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The FLW 200PLUS is operated with the same control elements as the FLW 100/200. The selection of a second ammunition type was incorporated in the operation concept.

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The FLW 200PLUS can be expanded by the addition of the MPL-76 mm protection system. Configuration and system operation are identical to the FLW 200.

The FLW 200PLUS enables the use of the automatic cannon Rh 202 DM6 A1 in calibre 20 x 139 mm.

Double belt feed enables the use of two different types of ammunition.

The optronic sensor systems of the FLW 200 were adopted 1 : 1 and are thus interchangeable.

The anchoring and control interfaces of the FLW 200PLUS are unchanged as compared to those of the FLW 100/200. This enables installation/retrofitting on vehicles with FLW interfaces.

The FLW 200PLUS is operated with the same control elements as the FLW 100/200. The selection of a second ammunition type was incorporated in the operation concept.

The FLW 200PLUS can be expanded by the addition of the MPL-76 mm protection system. Configuration and system operation are identical to the FLW 200.

Facts about the FLW 200PLUS

Combat value enhancement while retaining FLW system architecture

The FLW 200PLUS is the direct advancement of the FLW 200 intended to significantly increase firepower. The purpose was to integrate the automatic cannon qualified and introduced in the Bundeswehr and its 20mm ammunition to make it compatible with the system.

This approach was endorsed based on Germany’s past deployments and the demand  to increase combat capabilities while keeping system weight as low as possible. The compact design of the FLW 200PLUS was specifically conceived for armoured vehicles with limited roof loads.

The system design follows the modular configuration of the FLW 100/200 and makes use of the same components to do so, such as the control unit, hand controller, optronics modules and control electronics. Mechanical and electrical interfaces were also adopted 1:1 to ensure operation on vehicle systems with sufficient roof loads which have already been prepared for FLW weapon stations.

The electrical and gyro-stabilised drive units have been adapted to the increased system weight, thus maintaining a high dynamic rotation of n x 360°, as well as in an elevation range from -10 to +50°.

The mission-proven Rh202 DM 6 A1 automatic cannon in calibre 20 x 139 mm was integrated into the FLW 200PLUS as an armament. In order to ensure feasible operation of the MK20 on the weapon station under vehicle protection, the tensioning device, double-belt feed and firing mechanism were modified so as to guarantee remote-controlled actuation of these functions.

Ammunition containers and feed have been configured for a quantity of 150 rounds. These can be divided into 100 rounds of ammunition type “A” to 50 rounds of ammunition type “B”.

The system architecture of the FLW 100/200 was adopted for the FLW 200PLUS and thus complies with the strict technical and safety-related system requirements of the KMW weapon stations.

The FLW 200 weapon equipment kits introduced for the heavy machine gun in cal. 12.7mm and automatic grenade launcher in cal. 40mm (H&K) can still be used.

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The FLW 200PLUS additionally enables

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

FLW 200PLUS – integration of the 20mm automatic cannon significantly increases combat capability.

The integration of the MK20 in the FLW 200PLUS combines increased firepower with convenient and safe weapon operation under vehicle protection. Gyro-stabilisation enables use during travel at a system weight of under 500 kg.

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Rotation radius

1,990 mm (RH 202 DM 6 A1)

Rotationsradius

~ 940mm (mit MG3)

Total height

~ 1,000 mm

Gesamthöhe

~ 660mm

Carriage weight

~ 490 kg (with weapon and ammunition)

Gewicht Lafette

~ 100 kg (ohne Waffe und Munition)

Lateral adjustment ranges

n x 360°

Richtbereiche Seite

n x 360°

Vertical adjustment range

-15° to +50°

Richtbereich Höhe

-15 bis +70°

Armament variants

Allows conversion to sMG.50 (M2 QCB) and GMW 40 mm (H&K)

Richtgeschwindigkeit Seite

0,1 bis 60°/s

Protection systems

MPL-76 mm

Richtgeschwindigkeit Höhe

0,1 bis 30°/s

Ammunition quantities

Cal. 20 mm: 150 rounds (divided into 100/50 rounds)

Bewaffnungsvarianten

MG3, MG5, FN-MAG 7,62mm, NMWA 40mm

Munitionsmengen

250 / 480 Schuss

Entwickelt / Qualifiziert nach

DIN EN 61508, V-Model XT

  • Use on carrier systems with a permissible roof load of 500 kg
  • 2-axle stabilisation enables optimal operation even during travel.
  • Adaptation of the MPL-76 protection system to increase 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 identical to the FLW 100 and FLW 200.
  • The system was developed based on introduced safety standards and regulations.

    The FLW 200PLUS in pictures

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