BIDEC 2019: SAKT showcases Hitrole N Mk 2 naval turret
At BIDEC 2019, Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT) is promoting the Hitrole N Mk2 12.7mm naval turret, a modern system fully controlled from a remote station via an advanced control console that allows the gunner to operate from a protected position within the ship's structure.
SAKT's Hitrole Mk 2 naval turret at BIDEC 2019 (Picture source: Army Recognition)
SAKT is a growing UAE company focused on the military naval domain operating in the MENA Region, based in Al Sadr Port - Al Taweelah area - Abu Dhabi. Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT) is a UAE joint venture between Al Fattan Ship Industry and Melara Middle East and it is the result of a perfect synergy between its two shareholders.
SAKT has been established and approved as a certified supplier by UAE Armed Forces GHQ to have the capability to design, assemble, manufacture, install, integrate, test, commission and maintain various components of the Military and Maritime Defense Systems.
The HITROLE N Mk 2 12.7mm turret is a modern system fully controlled from a remote station via an advanced control console that allows the gunner to operate from a protected position within the ship’s structure: any operation, including loading and recocking, can be undertaken with maximum safety for the operator.
Very low weight and high level of flexibility make this turret particularly suitable for installation as the main armament of any small patrol vessel engaged in border control, maritime traffic interdiction or as secondary armament on larger ships for self-protection in the anti-terrorism role.
Hitrole N Mk2 is electrically operated and very accurate due to powerful digital servos. Sighting and tracking actions are performed during day and night by means of a high-performance day TV and IR camera.
Hitrole N Mk 2 12.7mm turret is a stand-alone system with stabilization achieved via built-in Gyros system: no external signal is required by the turret from other ship systems. For special operations, the 12,7mm (0.50 cal.) machine gun can be replaced with a 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (40mm AGL), capable of shooting also ‘non-lethal ammunition’. The weapon replacement can be achieved in a few minutes with no need for special tools.
Upon Request, the Hitrole N Mk2 can also be linked to an external EOD already fitted on board of the ship and a functional interface to ship's combat management system can also be provided.