Nexter ARX20 RWS

This French remote weapons station mounts dual guns, a 7.62mm machine gun and a 20mm cannon:

Nexter ARX20 RWS

Nexter ARX20 RWS

Though undergunned for mech-on-mech combat, I’ve got to think this combination would be great for lightweight 4×4 and 6×6 security-type vehicles.

See some images of the ARX20 mounted on a French VAB on this message board.

The image in this post is from a collection taken at this year’s Eurosatory exhibition in Paris.

Thanks to the reader who sent the link.


  1. 20mm will blow big holes in a Stryker type vehicle. Not sure I like the placement of the ammo box (I would prefer a rear placement). That said, a hummer with this set up would be nice.

  2. I never liked the exposed feed chutes. Get them dirty and your weapon becomes more prone to jamming – either through sticking of the rounds in the feed chute or by dirt ingested into the interior of the weapon.

    There has to be a better way to cover the feed chute up!

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