Plasan Unveils the SandCat-Stormer RCWS/MLS

The new Stormer vehicle incorporates Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' dual Samson Mini RWS system that includes two Spike LR antitank guided missiles (ATGM) and a 12.7mm heavy machine gun (HMG) with a 150-round magazine

The SandCat-Stormer (Photo courtesy of Plasan Sasa)

Plasan Sasa, an Israeli manufacturer of armor protection solutions for vehicles, has unveiled a new variant of their SandCat-Stormer armored vehicle, for the first time following serial delivery to an international client – the Stormer RCWS/MLS.

The new Stormer vehicle incorporates Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' dual Samson Mini RWS system that includes two Spike LR antitank guided missiles (ATGM) and a 12.7mm heavy machine gun (HMG) with a 150-round magazine.

According to Plasan, the integration of such a heavy weapon system heralds a new era for the light armored vehicle category by fitting a light and powerful 6.7L V8 300 BHP diesel engine 4x4 armored vehicle (up to 8.8 tons) with a remotely-controlled weapon system capable of generating massive firepower up to ranges of 2000 meters. The high-precision weapon system features an on-the-move tracking capability and Spike ATGMs, two in the turret and an additional six inside the protected cargo hold, and is capable of multiple target acquisition cycles.

Plasan's kitted-hull armor and proven system Integration skills enable the company to offer a cross-vehicle integration capability, including integration of automotive & mission systems, weapon stations, surveillance & communication systems, situational awareness systems and rapid vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity.

More than 500 SandCat vehicles are currently in service by various units in over 15 countries worldwide.