Spanish defense company Escribano Mechanicals & Engineering (EM&E) unveiled its new weapon system, Guardian L-HIT (Lightweight High Impact Turret), recently. Based on the well-known RWS Guardian 2.0, which integrates weapons of calibres 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 12.7 mm, as well as a grenade launcher MK19, this new development integrates a 30 mm cannon, M230LF. This cannon provides firepower that is able to shoot down targets more than 3km (1.9 miles) away. Being a modular and light station; its weight is less than 260 kg (573 pounds).
Especially designed to be integrated on a vast range of platforms and vehicles, the brand-new Guardian L-HIT provides excellent capabilities for short and mid-range defence. At the same time, it has an optimal accuracy when firing due to a newly designed stabilized system in two axes. This system is linked to the latest technology on electro-optical systems from EM&E, which allows detection, recognition, and identification of targets at a higher range than its competitors.
Highly customizable because of its modular architecture, The Guardian L-Hit is an excellent solution against asymmetric threats, and it can operate in extreme conditions. This design makes maintenance easier and increases its reliability. The Lightweight High Impact Turret can operate on different battlefields. Due to its lightness, it can be integrated on all different kinds of platforms and vehicles. Currently, Escribano is the supplier of Remote Weapon Station for the future vehicle VCR Dragón 8×8 that will have 348 vehicles.
Escribano Mechanicals & Engineering (EM&E) has a great international presence and it is a reference in the Defence and Security sectors. By using the latest technology and investing on an excellent team of engineers and their Next-Gen facilities, Escribano has become a worldwide leader of the defence sector. Nowadays, Escribano Mechanicals & Engineering are proud to work with Armies around the World with more than 1.500 systems sold and presence in 15 Countries.