Bend and aim: DRDO’s corner-shot weapon gives police a critical eye

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What is the News?

A Corner-Shot Weapon System(CSWS) is at an advanced stage of being inducted by the Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) and the Jammu and Kashmir police.

What is a Corner-Shot Weapon System(CSWS)?
Corner-Shot Weapon System(CSWS)
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Designed and developed by: Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE),  laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Purpose: It is a special-purpose weapon that allows its operator to see and attack an armed target, without exposing himself/herself to any counterattack.

Key Features

This weapon is best suited for urban, close-quarter situations.

It can engage targets located around the corners as the system bends and captures the video feed, thus saving soldiers from any surprise counterattack.

It is equipped with a weapon, camera, laser, infrared illuminator and torch in the front portion while the display, electronics and battery are located in the rear portion.

It also has day-night firing capability, colour display, digital zoom, zeroing facility, hotkeys. This makes it a very potent system for security forces.

Source: This post is based on an article Bend and aim: DRDO’s corner-shot weapon gives police a critical eyepublished in The Hindu on 30th March 2022.

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