SITDEF 2019: Escribano Sentinel 20 Naval RWS Remote Weapon Station for 20mm cannon
The Spanish Company Escribano presents its SENTINEL 20 20/25mm naval weapon station at SITDEF 2019, the International Exhibition of Technology for Defense and Prevention of Natural Disasters in Lima, Peru. Escribano has developed a full range of a family of RWS (Remote Weapon Station) for land, naval and air applications.
Escribano Sentinel 20 Naval Remote weapon station at SITDEF 2019, International Defense Exhibition in Lima, Peru. May 18, 2019. (Picture source Army Recognition)
A remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS), or remote weapon station (RWS), also known as a remote weapon system (RWS), is a remotely operated weaponized system often equipped with a fire-control system for light and medium caliber weapons which can be installed on ground combat vehicle or sea and air-based combat platforms.
Spanish Company Escribano has developed a new generation of remote weapon station which includes stabilization and tracking systems. The Sentinel 20 is a gyro-stabilized remotely controlled weapon Station for 20 and 25 mm cannon designed to be used in all weather operations (day and night) for combat and surveillance missions.
The Sentinel 20 is remotely controlled from an operator console, significantly enhancing the safety of the crew. Its sensor unit features state-of-the-art electro-optical sensors for day/night surveillance and an integrated video tracking function. The turret is also equipped with a laser range finder which has a maximum range of 12,000 m. Furthermore, stabilization and the ballistic programs in the fire control unit enable effective engagement of targets from a moving ship platform.
The Escribano Sentinel 20 has a weight of 600 kg without ammunition and weapon. Electro-optical systems of the Sentinel 20 includes a thermal camera, CCD camera and laser range finder. The turret has a traverse of 360° and elevation from -20 to +60°.
The Escribano Sentinel 20 remote weapon station provides exceptional capabilities against counter asymmetric threats. It is well suited for naval ships, fast boats and patrol crafts of all types and classes.