Rafael has clinched a contract to provide its Typhoon Mk30-C Next Generation Naval Remote Weapon Station to an undisclosed Asian navy.
The five-year contract, worth tens of millions of dollars, includes the option to acquire more systems.
The system comes with an NGC Mk44S Bushmaster 30 mm gun capable of firing all NATO standard 30×173 ammunition, including high-explosive and airburst, with adjustable rates of up to 200 rounds per minute.
The system magazine holds 190-380 rounds on a mount.
Can Defeat Multiple Drones
The Typhoon’s 70-degree elevation enables it to defeat multiple small and medium unmanned aerial systems using a single ammunition load.
“The system incorporates a diverse mix of synchronized smart multi-spectral sensors, weapons and intelligent effectors that translate to very high hit accuracies using advanced AI techniques, which enable Automatic Target Recognition, Classification, and Tracking, as well as unique Automatic Fire Correction capabilities,” Rafael explained.
Moreover, the system’s high stability and accuracy ensure “high hit probability, even against small and fast maneuvering targets.”
Rafael will install the system on the client’s vessel’s combat management system. The system’s open architecture will enable seamless integration.