Firing tests in Asahan Firing Range Melaka
DEFTECH Systems has reported that its Overhead Remote Control Weapon Systems ORCWS 3000 has successfully completed a series of firing tests. The ORCWS 3000 is a fully stabilized, dual-axis overhead unmanned turret system with 105 mm M234 rifled cannon.
The turrets proposed for PT-91M have been low profile, remotely controlled, and autoloading. Malaysian Army version mounts a 105 mm M234 rifled cannon (M234RC), atop a heavier PT-91M, dubbed the PT-91M Mobile Gun System.
The breech uses a horizontally-sliding breechblock for loading the fixed cartridge cases. The gun recoils approximately 29 cm (in most applications), automatically ejecting the empty cartridge case upon reaching full recoil. The barrel of the M234 is fitted with a bore evacuator approximately halfway down its length. It is eccentrically mounted, which is a key recognition feature.
An earlier artist impression of the system.