The RAFAEL SAMSON RWS (Remote Control Weapon) ALL-IN-ONE integrates the world’s leading systems in one optimal solution that maximizes the crew and vehicle protection, fire power and mobility: The SAMSON 30mm Unmanned Turret, the TROPHY™ APS, SPIKE™ LR1/2 ATGM missiles and advanced fire control system with a unified user interface that serves the Turret, APS and SPIKE, including battle management and BIT. The SAMSON is equipped with hostile fire detection capabilities and the ability to rapidly and effectively return fire via a fast, accurate slew-to-cue mechanism.
The RAFAEL SAMSON RWS also includes a unified user interface for all subsystems, an inherent hatch for close situational awareness, and under-armour ammunition loading that increases lethality. These capabilities enable the SAMSON to turn a light vehicle into a lethal powerhouse on a par with a main battle tank. A key element of SAMSON’s lethality suite is its integration of the SPIKE LR 1 & 2 multi-purpose guided missiles, and its full collaboration TROPHY Active Protection System (APS). The SAMSON is a sibling of Rafael’s Medium-Calibre Weapon System (MCWS), which was a key element of Oshkosh Defense’s winning proposal to up-gun the US Army’s Stryker for today’s threats.
The SPIKE LR II is an advanced state-of-the-art lethal 5th generation multipurpose, multi-platform missile, designed for modern warfare with almost full commonality to the SPIKE Missile legacy. For increased lethality, SPIKE LR II includes two unique state-of-the-art advanced and highly capable Warhead configurations: a Tandem HEAT warhead configuration, enhancing the armor penetration capability of the SPIKE missile by more than 30%, and a new multipurpose blast warhead, which includes controlled fusing (by the gunner) for control of the desired effect. The SPIKE LR II missile has a maximum firing of 5.5 km from a ground station and 10 km from a helicopter.