The Turkish Company Aselsan, a world leader in the field of military equipment unveils a new generation of 30mm remote controlled stabilized naval guns system at DIMDEX 2014, the International Naval & Maritime Defence Exhibition in Doha, Qatar. The youngest member of ASELSAN’s Remote Controlled Weapon Systems (RCWS) family is called MUHAFIZ.
The ASELSAN Stabilized Gun Platforms, which can be mounted on either stationary or mobile platforms, are designed for purposes of coastal defense, border defense and defense of naval platforms against asymmetric threats. By its stabilized structure, remote operability feature, automated target detection function, and firing accuracy, the system can be recommended for all combat purposes. 7,62mm, 12,7mm machines guns and 40mm grenade launcher can be integrated to Aselsan turret.
Based on experience and knowledge obtained from existing members of the family, 12.7mm STAMP and 25mm STOP Systems, MUHAFIZ System has been developed in less than 2 years. Muhafiz is a Remote Controlled Naval Gun System fitted with a 30 mm gun integrated on a stabilized pedestal with independent Electro-Optic Sight and surveillance mode (without aiming with the gun). The system has excellent tracking and firing ability with a very high hit accuracy. It can be fed via two separate ammunition lines selected by the operator, using the remote operating panel.
Dual feed 30mm automatic cannon installed on MUHAFIZ System is capable of firing 200 rounds per minute. The MUHAFIZ turret is armed with a 30 mm Mk44 Bushmaster-II which can fire during day and night under various weather.As opposed to fixed sight systems used on STAMP and STOP Systems, High Accuracy Stabilized Gimbal (HASG) which can rotate in elevation and azimuth axes relative to turret is integrated to MUHAFIZ System.
HASG ensures effective firing at long distances by enabling electro-optic units (Thermal Imager, Day Camera and Laser Range Finder) stay on the target at all times, even during the firing where ballistic correction is applied to the gun. Furthermore, surveillance without aiming gun to the target and video tracking are possible with HASG integration.