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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)?
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.
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 eye” published in The Hindu on 30th March 2022.