02/23/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2018 04:56
The Remotely Controlled Weapon Systems designed and produced by ASELSAN of Turkey will continue to be in service of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
The defense system solutions provider of Turkey, ASELSAN, has signed a contract with a Malaysian shipyard in scope of her 30mm SMASH Remote Controlled Weapon System, High Accuracy Stabilized Gimbal (HASG) and Pintle Mounted 12.7mm Machine Gun to be integrated on new Offshore Patrol Vessels of the MMEA.
The delivery of the systems will be completed between 2019-2020.
As of today, ASELSAN products and systems have been exported to 60 countries worldwide, including some EU and NATO member countries. ASELSAN Remote Controlled Weapon Systems are in use of fourteen countries worldwide. The recent contract stands as an indication that, the delivery of ASELSAN Remote Controlled Weapon Systems to Southeast Asian countries will continue in the upcoming years.
ASELSAN's weapon system is a remotely controlled and stabilized pedestal with an independent electro optic suite consisting of thermal camera, day TV camera and laser range finder. The system has automatic target detection / tracking capabilities as well as night operation under harsh weather and terrain conditions. The main function of the system is better locating and tracking (automatic when desired) the target as well as maximizing the hit accuracy while providing maximum security for the gunner.
Due to the stabilization feature, the system can perform precise firings against stationary or moving targets while the platform is on-the-move. This shoot-on-the-move capability has vital importance for crew survivability, especially when faced with multiple armed adversaries shooting from different directions.
The system can be automatically slewed onto targets assigned by a command control system. It's advanced fire control computer incorporating sophisticated algorithms maximizes the hit probability of the system.