Spain’s company Escribano Mechanical and Engineering (EM&E) recently signed an agreement covering remotely operated weapon stations (ROWS) for the Egyptian army.
Escribano Mechanical and Engineering announced before the EDEX 2022 that it has successfully carried out testing of its remotely controlled weapons stations (RCWS) on different Egyptian vehicles and platforms as part of a collaboration agreement for the supply of naval and land turrets.
Elena Delgado, EM&E’s business development manager for Egypt, told the media that the company will “supply and co-operate” with Egypt’s Arab International Optronics on 12.7 mm weapon stations for both services, and that it expects to receive additional contracts.
She said EM&E has integrated its Guardian ROWS with Egypt’s Temsah family of armoured vehicles, as well as the Sinai 200, which she said has now entered production.
At the EDEX 2021, Escribano Mechanical & Engineering presented remote weapons station and ammunition guidance kits at EDEX, including its Guardian land family of 12.7 mm and 7.62 mm turrets and its FGK guidance kit for artillery projectiles.
The Spanish company said all its remotely controlled weapons stations include infrared and day sight cameras, two-axis gyro stabilisation, and the last ballistic calculation technology. The company seeks to develop co-operation with Egypt on larger calibre weapons, both for its army and navy.