RIwP at Modern Day Marine 2016
Moog Exhibits Innovative Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform at Modern Day Marine 2016
The RIwP is designed to meet the evolving needs of the warfighter
September 28, 2016 -- Washington DC --Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) Space and Defense Group introduced the Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) to the audience of Modern Day Marine at Lejeune Field in Quantico, Va. The innovative RIwP is intended to meet the Marine Corps’ weapon platform future requirements for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV.) More than 125 weapon configuration options and the ability to change weapon suites ensure the Marines flexibility and optimum effectiveness as mission needs and enemy tactics evolve throughout the full spectrum of warfare.
The RIwP’s in-theater reconfigurability ensures readiness and overmatch in every combat situation. Rapid under-armor reloading of all direct fire weapons maximizes lethality and allows the warfighter to extend mission operations while remaining protected during enemy fire. Recent enhancements include an IBAS (Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem) sensor targeting sight and improved egress with the addition of a personnel hatch.
“We designed the RIwP to meet to the Warfighter’s evolving battlefield needs,” said Rob Urban, General Manager, Moog Santa Barbara Operations. “When combat scenarios change, the RIwP can rapidly adapt for effectiveness. For example, the system can be transformed by users, from a .50 caliber machine gun, 40mm grenade launcher, and missile configuration to a 30mm cannon and missile configuration, while maintaining a common platform and user interface.” Over 85% of the RIwP system remains common during weapon configuration changes, having the added benefit of improved logistics and maintenance over the life cycle of the system.
Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Exposition’s home base. MCB Quantico, home to the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command, is responsible for setting requirements, developing equipment and systems, and purchasing the equipment and systems the Marine Corps will rely on for years to come. RIwP, armed with a Dual TOW missile launcher, M2, Mk19, and an IBAS sensor will be exhibited in Armatec Survivability Corporation’s booth, #2623, one of nearly 400 displays. The weapon system will be mounted on the ORCA vehicle, Armatec Survivability's technology demonstrator. The vehicle is outfitted with an enhanced survivability and automotive upgrade package.
Images and video available: www.moog.com/riwp
About Armatec Survivability Corporation
For 20 years, Armatec Survivability Corp. has supplied proven survivability systems for both wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles across North American and European defense markets. Armatec works closely with clients to provide solutions customized to specific application and our superior approach to system integration supports capabilities for single and/or holistic upgrade solutions.