Eurosatory 2018: Escribano presents its Guardian 2.0 RWS

Stelios Kanavakis

Senior Defence Analyst

Escribano is showcasing at Eurosatory 2018 its Guardian 2.0 Remote Weapon Station for 12.7 and 7.62mm machine guns.

Escrobano RWS at eurosatory 2018 
Escribano's Guardian 2.0 RWS

The station is an update of the previous version, already in use with the Spanish Armed Forces, now offering better technical characteristics such as faster reaction time for the gun, better stabilization and the sensors ability to provide improved situational awareness.

The Guardian 2.0 is an RWS for lightweight weapons, such as 12.7 and 7.62 mm machine guns. Through its sensors, it can identify and acquire targets up to the distance of 4.5 km.

The sensors include a cooled IR camera, a CCD camera that is capable of detecting targets up to 8 km and recognize them at 4.5 km.

According to Escribano, the Guardian 2.0 users have the option to integrate a smoke or grenade launcher, an anti-aircraft missile or an acoustic gun detection system.