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General Robotics introduces AI-powered PITBULL RCWS

General Robotics's PITBULL Remote Control Weapon Station with Smart-AI is optimized for robotic and C-UAS capabilities

Photo courtesy General Robotics
Photo courtesy General Robotics

General Robotics, an Israeli developer of light and smart remote control weapon stations is set to introduce the latest version of its PITBULL Remote Control Weapons Stations (RCWS), with enhanced AI-driven capabilities, which will enable armored vehicles and unmanned platforms to gain substantial improvement in situational awareness, response rate, and firepower.

The new system will be revealed at the Eurosatory 2022 Exhibition, which will take place at Paris in mid-June.

The baseline PITBULL is a lightweight RCWS designed to mount 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine guns, 40 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) electro-optical sensors, and other payloads. Unlike other conventional remotely operated RCWS, the PITBULL with the new Smart-AI maintains constant, full awareness of its surrounding, regardless of the platform's situation.

According to General Robotics, by using the smart-AI technology, PITBULL can continuously and autonomously detect, track and calculate the predicted positions of threats, and friendly forces using its Target Prediction Algorithm (TPA). Processing the users’ ‘Point & Shoot’ command, and trigger pull, in real-time, the system can determine the right time to fire the gun upon the operator’s command, in the condition to score a perfect shot.

PITBULL’s self-awareness functions optimize it for robotic systems applications, implemented on the IAI's Jaguar Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV), operated by the Israel Defense Forces on the 'smart and lethal border.' The PITBULL RCWS can also be configured for counter-drone system (C-UAS) missions, equipped with soft and hard-kill measures.

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