MSPO 2021: ZMT showcases air defense machine gun system

Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów (ZMT) showcases an air defense (including anti-UAV) system using radar and optoelectronic devices connected to a Gatling-type 12.7mm machine gun electrically powered.

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Air defense system with WLKM machine gun (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The system includes three elements: the operator’s control station, the radar and the multi-barrel machine gun manufactured by WLKM, whose rate of fire is selected by the operator. Three operation modes are available, ranging from manual operation (manual, without using an automatic pointing device) to fully automatic interception mode, passing by a simple tracking mode.

The modular design of this air defense system enables its reconfiguration according to changing needs. The line of sight is stabilized. For the initial target designation, the system uses a non-rotative radar, allowing detection of very small size flying objects within 3.5 km.

This system can be operated from a fixed position or mounted on a vehicle or on a ship.