Turkish defense contractor ASELSAN has signed a deal with a NATO member country for the export of its remote-controlled weapons station (RCWS), SARP a statement by the company said Friday.
The contract includes supply of an unspecified number of RCWS as well as fire detection systems.
With the agreement signed with the unnamed NATO alliance member, the number of countries for which ASELSAN has designed and manufactured remote control weapons systems has now reached 20.
The defense contractor has produced and delivered more than 3,000 remote-controlled weapons systems to date.
ASELSAN which calls its RCWS as Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform-SARP can be integrated onto tactical vehicles, fixed surveillance posts, towers and critical infrastructures. Depending on the operational requirements, SARP can be equipped with 12.7mm machine gun, 40mm automatic grenade launcher or 7.62mm machine gun.
Through its extensive surveillance and remote control capabilities, SARP enhances situational awareness of the gunner in his proximity, as per company information
Ammunition storage capability
- 400 rounds (12.7mm)
- 1000 rounds for (7.62mm)
- 96 rounds (40mm)
Complies with MIL-STD-461E for EMI/EMC
Complies with MIL-STD-810F for environmental conditions
Low silhouette and lightweight
- Turret weight: 165kg (without ammunition, gun and armor)
- Under armour weight: 50kg
- Turret height: 70cm
Integration interface for external sensors and command & control systems