Escribano Mechanical & Engineering presents ASPIS a new lightweight remote weapon station


The new RWS has been integrated into Victoria unmanned vessel, developed by the Spanish company FERRI

Madrid, 15 September 2020. Escribano Mechanical & Engineering has developed ASPIS, its new remote weapon station for naval and land use. This RWS has a compact size that confers it a weight of less than 90 kg, being the lightest RWS on the market. It is also equipped with a 7.62 mm M240 automatic gun and a Gatling M134D machine gun of similar calibre.

ASPIS includes advanced features present in the Guardian and Sentinel remote weapon stations, including two-axis stabilisation, a target tracking system and automatic tracking. Its electro-optical sensor has an uncooled thermal camera, a high-sensitivity visible camera and a laser range finder.

Collaboration with FERRI

Thanks to its advanced features, the ASPIS RWS can be used on both unmanned land and naval surface platforms (USV). This versatility allows its integration into the Victoria unmanned vessel, developed by the Spanish company FERRI.

This new collaboration agreement between the two companies represents an ideal solution to enhance the security in maritime missions since it allows the detection of standardised NATO targets over 13 km away.

This solution represents an important technological advance that will improve the protection of coasts and borders against several types of threats.

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About Escribano Mechanical & Engineering

ESCRIBANO is the only national company with technological, development and manufacturing engineering capabilities for the complete production of Remote Weapon Stations, Electro-Optic Systems and guided ammunition kits in its facilities.

Escribano M&E is committed to innovation and investment in cutting-edge technologies. The company is a world reference in high precision manufacturing, designs and manufacture. Produces its own electronic boards and counts on the latest additive manufacturing technology of components, which it integrates into its own designs. It is the only national manufacturer and integrator of electro-optical systems with the capacity to manufacture and to coat infrared lenses.

It has an engineering and R+D+i department with more than 100 professionals dedicated to the design and development of structural dynamic calculations, process simulation and the application of artificial intelligence to electro-optical sensors. It produces its own simulation software to be integrated into its systems, meant to provide learning and training for the operator, and offers virtual reality and augmented reality applications.

The naval (SENTINEL) and terrestrial (GUARDIAN) Remote Weapon Stations, and their electro-optical systems for advanced observation and tracking (OTEOS), have been tested by navies and armies all over the world and are a worldwide reference. The 12.70mm Naval Remote Weapon Station (SENTINEL 2.0) is currently equipped by our Spanish Navy and the OTEOS system has been selected by the Spanish CIVIL GUARD for the surveillance of the Spanish borders. ESCRIBANO places its technology and innovation at the service of our society, developing dual-use technologies such as its Albatross system. An innovative system developed with Salvamento Marítimo to minimize human error and improve the efficiency of search, detection and rescue of castaways.


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