The SWARM Remote Weapon System (Stabilised Weapon And Reconnaissance Mount) is a fully armored remote weapon system designed and built by the Thales Group in Glasgow, Scotland. The SWARM system consists of two main assemblies: the Gun Processing and Interface Unit (GPIU), which is operated inside the vehicle, and the external Weapon and Sensor Platform (WASP). It can fire a variety of weapons, and utilize multiple sensors. On the US Marine Corps' Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle (TUGV), it is equipped with a 7.62 mm M240 and day/night sensors.

Currently used in conjunction with:

  • US Marine Corps Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle (TUGV)
  • British Army FV432 Trojan Engineering Tank
  • Royal Netherlands Army Bushmaster IMV
  • FNSS Pars Armored Vehicle

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