Spanish company Escribano Mechanical & Engineering (EM&E) has started trials of its remote controlled weapon systems (RWS) on Egyptian military’s armoured vehicles and naval vessels.
A company official said, “Escribano M&E has partnered with local company Arab International Optronics for the supply of naval and land remotely controlled systems. In fact, several tests have been carried out in different Egyptian vehicles and platforms.” EM&E is showcasing its latest development of its RWS and ammunition guidance kits at the show.
On display are the RWS from Guardian land family for 12.7 mm and 7.62 mm calibers, its well-known FGK guidance kit for artillery rockets and projectiles and its Advanced Simulator Trainer, embedded in its RWS for a better and faster training system’s operator. The company’s RWS include the last generation in electro-optic systems, IR and day sight cameras, 2-axis gyro stabilization, the last technology in ballistic calculation and the capacity of being linked with external sensors. “Its modular designs allows and easy maintenance increasing the reliability of the system,” the official noted.
“We continue our commitment to innovation and technology showing that the Spanish Defence Industry is a strong and safe partner. EDEX 21 will offer the opportunity to consolidate the Spanish interest in this region,” he added.
Latest Addition to Guardian
Early this year, EM&E had announced their newest development: the Guardian L-HIT (Lightweight High Impact Turret), as part of their effort to expand their catalogue of RWS. Based on the well-known RWS Guardian 2.0, which integrates weapons of caliber 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 12.7 mm, as well as a grenade launcher MK19, this new development integrates a 30 mm cannon, M230LF. This cannon provides a fire power that is able to shoot down targets more than 3km (1.9 miles) away.
Being a modular and light station; its weight is less than 260 kg (573 pounds). Especially designed to be integrated on a vast range of platforms and vehicles, the brand-new Guardian L-HIT provides capabilities for short and midrange defence. At the same time, it has an optimal accuracy when firing due to a newly designed stabilized system in two axes.
“Highly customizable because of its modular architecture, the Guardian L-Hit can be an excellent solution against asymmetric threats, and it can operate in extreme conditions. This design makes maintenance easier and increases its reliability,” the official explained. This RWS can operate on different battlefields. Due to its lightness, it can be integrated on all different kinds of platforms and vehicles.
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