Peru unveils upgraded variant of the BMR-600 APC fitted with Guardian remote weapon station

 
 
SITDEF 2015
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14 -17 May 2015, Lima, Peru
 
Peruvian Naval Infantry at SITDEF 2015
 
 
Peru unveils upgraded variant of the BMR-600 APC fitted with Guardian remote weapon station
Increasing the capabilities of the amphibious armored personnel carriers is consistent with the Peruvian Navy's (MGP's) amphibious warfare expansion programme, which aims to add two new marine battalions and over 1,800 additional personnel by 2016. At SITDEF 2015, the Peruvian Navy has uneveiled a new variant of its BMR-600 APC fitted with a Guardian remote weapon station.
     
Peru unveils upgraded variant of the BMR 600 APC fitted with Guardian remote weapon statio 640 001Peruvian Naval Infantry's BMR-600 armored personnel carrier fitted with Guardian RWS at SITDEF 2015
     
Manufactured by the Spanish company Escribano, the Guardian remote weapon station is composed of different sub-systems: in addition to the Browning M2 12.7 mm machine gun, the Guardian is fitted with a dual axis gyro, an IR sight, a LRF, a Daysight camera, DC brushless motors, a sleep ring (360°), and a feed fordward gyro.

The upgraded variant of Peru's BMR-600 APC seems to be part of a bigger project, dubbed "SACAF III - Sistema Terrestre", which is co-directed by the Peruvian Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) and the Spain-based company Mecanizados Escribano.
     
Peru unveils upgraded variant of the BMR 600 APC fitted with Guardian remote weapon statio 640 002Escribano Guardian remote weapon station at SITDEF 2015
     
Principal objective of this project is to increase the offensive and dissuasive capabilities during specific jointly or combined defense operations in maritime, coastal, riverine or terrestrial environment at tactical and strategical levels, thanks to an automatic weapon system incorporating the M2 12.7 mm machine gun.

The Peruvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered 32 LAV-II 8x8 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from General Dynamics Land Systems in Canada (GDLS-C) under a USD67 million contract. The LAV-IIs will replace the 16 Pegaso BMR-600 6x6 APCs in service with the Peruvian Marine Infantry Command since 1987.
 

 

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