Remote Weapon Stations

Merrill Aviation & Defense designed and developed the manually operated Loader’s Armor Gun Station (LAGS) and the remotely operated Stabilized Commander’s Weapon Station (SCWS) for the M1A1 Abrams tank. These systems are presently in high volume production and being deployed to our troops.

The SCWS delivers on the move, under armor weapon stabilization performance approaching primary weapon, far superior to competitive solutions. SCWS incorporates a day camera and FLIR for effective day/night operations. The SCWS manual mode operation provides enhanced protection while allowing the soldier to fight in emergencies. The SCWS integrates into the existing commander's control, utilizing existing hardware such as the cupola and is a direct bolt on solution.

Our in-house design engineering staff is capable of customizing a remote weapon station to meet your specific platform and/or operational requirements.