Context:The 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.
The CSWS is aspecial purpose weapon designed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune.
It canengage targets located around the corners as the system bends and captures video feed thus saving soldiers from any surprise counter attack and is best suited for urban, close quarter situations.
It is equipped withweapon, camera, laser, infrared illuminator and torch in front portion, while display, electronics, battery and swivelling mechanism are located at rear portion.
Thebody is made from high–grade aluminium alloy to make it lighter and durable.
Features like day night firing capability, colour display, digital zoom, zeroing facility, hot keys etc, makes it a very potent system for security forces engaged in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terror (CI/CT) operations.
Thisindigenously designed and developed system has many superior features compared to its contemporary international systems.