The Lightweight Ring Mount (Hatch) 10444 is a lightweight gunner’s platform. It comprises of a weapon station on a geared slewing ring, protected hatch and a sling seat for the gunner.
The LRM is designed to provide a defensive rotating weapon station. The gun mount that is fitted to the LRM accepts the 12.7mm M2HB MG but has a reversionary mode so that it also accepts the 7.62mm GPMG.
The weapon station is driven by a simple manual gearbox mounted on the LH side of the traversing ring. The gearbox may be disengaged to allow the gunner to quickly swing the weapon station through large angles of arc onto the target area. Fine final adjustment in traverse can then be made using the gearbox.
The hatch provides limited back protection when open. The LRM 10444 is in-service in the Middle East.