Company Aselsan unveils MUHAFIZ 30mm remote controlled stabilized naval
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.
MOHAFIZ naval gun system at DIMDEX 2014, naval
defense exhibition in Doha, Qatar.
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.