The ISTEC arm mounts provide the operator with an extended stable platform to fire an LMG/MMG from.
Often fitted to pedestals on the side of capital ships or conning towers of submarines, the swing arms offer an increased range of arcs to the operator than from just a fixed pintle.
Each arm is fitted with the appropriate spigot receiver which is able to mount the correct softmount, normally either the G3 or NATO tapered cone.
The swing arm solution offers a capability multiplier for a relatively small cost and minimal footprint. The swing arm needs less than 150mm sq of real estate to mount.
ISTEC Pedestals provide the ability to mount a pintle or swing arm at the required height, when there are no suitable bulwarks. Either fixed height or adjustable, the ISTEC pedestals are a simple but robust solution to ensure maximum capability from the weapon. The pedestals can also be used to mount armour shields, offering more protection to the operator.
Below is a selection of ISTEC Arm Mounts and pedestals that have been supplied and are in service. Should your programme need an arm mount solution, please contact us to see how we can assist in designing and providing the capability you need.