Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd has developed a networked remotely operated weapon system already guarding the ‘hot
“The Israeli Army is already operating the Sentry-Tech pillbox towers, mounting remote controlled weapon stations from an operational command center, which is manned by observers, mainly female soldiers, that are round-the-clock monitoring all movement inside the Gaza Strip, primarily the close border perimeter.”
What can it shoot?
“Sentry-Tech utilizes Rafael’s Mini-Samson weapon station installed in Pillboxes or relocateable tower systems. Each unit mounts a 7,62 or 0.5” machine gun, shielded from enemy fire and the elements by an environmentally protective bulletproof canopy. The system is primarily operated by remote control but can also be operated manually when required. In addition to the use of direct fire machine guns, observers can also employ precision guided missiles, such as Spike LR optically guided missiles and Lahat laser guided weapons.”