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Qatar Coast Guard ARES Shipyard-Built Ships to be Fitted with ASELSAN Muhafiz and Stamp RWS.

| 2016
Naval Industry News - Turkey, Qatar
Qatar Coast Guard ARES Shipyard-Built Ships to be Fitted with ASELSAN Muhafiz and Stamp RWS
An agreement regarding the procurement of Remote Controlled Weapon System for the needs of the Qatar Coast Guard Command has been signed between ASELSAN and ARES Shipyard on 28.12.2016, valuing EUR 20.000.000,-. Within the context of this agreement the deliveries will be completed in 2018.
Aselsan Muhafiz RCWS 30mm Qatar coast guardMUHAFIZ naval gun system at DIMDEX 2014, naval defense exhibition in Doha, Qatar.

This contract is for the procurement of ASELSAN MUHAFIZ 30mm and STAMP 12.7mm remote weapon stations.

Unveiled at DIMDEX 2014 (naval defense exhibition in Doha, Qatar), MUHAFIZ is based on experience and knowledge obtained from existing members of the family, 12.7mm STAMP and 25mm STOP Systems. It has been developed in less than 2 years.

Muhafiz is a Remote Controlled Naval Gun System fitted with a 30 mm gun integrated on a stabilized pedestal with independent Electro-Optic Sight and surveillance mode (without aiming with the gun). The system has excellent tracking and firing ability with a very high hit accuracy. It can be fed via two separate ammunition lines selected by the operator, using the remote operating panel.

Dual feed 30mm automatic cannon installed on MUHAFIZ System is capable of firing 200 rounds per minute.

The MUHAFIZ turret is armed with a 30 mm Mk44 Bushmaster-II which can fire during day and night under various weather.

As opposed to fixed sight systems used on STAMP and STOP Systems, High Accuracy Stabilized Gimbal (HASG) which can rotate in elevation and azimuth axes relative to turret is integrated to MUHAFIZ System. HASG ensures effective firing at long distances by enabling electro-optic units (Thermal Imager, Day Camera and Laser Range Finder) stay on the target at all times, even during the firing where ballistic correction is applied to the gun. Furthermore, surveillance without aiming gun to the target and video tracking are possible with HASG integration.

SSBN SLBM Delta class submarine firing SS N 18Artist impression showing the various patrol boats ordered by Qatar Coast Guard. On the left: two Ares 150 Hercules, on the right Ares 110 Hercules, at the bottom Ares 75 Hercules. Image: Ares Shipyard
The MUHAFIZ was already selected by the Qatari Navy to be fitted aboard their Yonca Onuk MRTP 34 fast patrol craft.

The ASELSAN Stabilized Gun Platforms, which can be mounted on either stationary or mobile platforms, are designed for purposes of coastal defense, border defense and defense of naval platforms against asymmetric threats. By its stabilized structure, remote operability feature, automated target detection function, and firing accuracy, the system can be recommended for all combat purposes. 7,62mm, 12,7mm machines guns and 40mm grenade launcher can be integrated to Aselsan turret.

In October this year, Qatar’s Coast Guard Command took delivery of the first in a series of 17 composite hull boats ordered from Ares Shipyard, following an order signed during DIMDEX 2014.

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