Front view, right side
Picture courtesy of Søren Rasch, Oksboel
||Side view, left side
Picture courtesy of Fa. Falck Schmidt, Odense
E.Falck Schmidt A/S, of Denmark, and Delco Defense Systems
Operations, of the US, teamed up on the project in 1998,
that will be available on a wide range of wheeled and
tracked armored vehicles. The system was developed under
the auspices of the Danish army and the first examples
have been mounted on M113 tracked armored vehicles.
These vehicles were recently successfully demonstrated at
the Borris Base Training Area in Denmark to Danish army
chiefs, armor branch experts and other invited guests.
This system is now undergoing fit-for-use trials by the
Danish forces to determine if it can be formally adopted
The Elevated TOW System (ETS) is a TOW weapon system, with a 2- or 4-tube
launcher, and an elevated mast extending up to 6.5 meters
above the ground. TOW-missiles can be launched from any
position. This allows the system to operate, when
deployed, maximizing the use of the terrain and other
structures. The ETS enables the use of the full range of
the TOW missile (including TOW-2A and TOW-2B).
While the vehicle is moving, ETS can be operated (locate
targets, tracks targets and observe the battlefield).
Once the vehicle has come to a complete stop, the TOW
missile can be immediately fired. 4 missiles are ready to
fire and 16 are stowed (in M113 vehicle). Reload time
(under amour) 60 seconds.
Six hours of continuos operations are available
independent of the engine. The mast can be elevated into
firing position, ready for action in 10 seconds.
The ETS uses a stabilized gun/sight system with laser
range finder and 2nd generation Gunner´s thermal sight
with narrow and wide fields of view.
The crew consists of commander, operator and driver.
Options are Wide field-of view for battlefield
observation, independent 360 degree low light television,
datalink for battlefield data and targets, video
recordings, integrated Command & Control system, GPS/magnetic compass navigation etc.
The vehicle are C-130 transportable.
The turret can be integrated on Mowag Piranha, Warrior, M113 and other chassis.