EVPU Defence presents Mantis Mini Remote-controlled Weapon Station at IDET 2023. Mantis Mini is a compact remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) which can be installed on wheeled/tracked light armored vehicles (LAV), military vessels, patrol boats or stationary platforms. It is designed to eliminate the enemy troops and lightly armored land and air targets such as trucks, LAV, UAV etc. It allows the integration of 5.56 – 7.62 mm machine guns (both NATO and Eastern standards). Reconnaissance, aiming and firing tasks are performed using a modular multi-sensor electro-optical system which includes a day camera, thermal imaging (night) camera, laser rangefinder and, optionally, an additional aiming camera.
The Mantis Mini boasts two independent stabilized axes, enabling precise targeting and tracking of threats in both azimuth and elevation. This stabilization significantly enhances the system’s accuracy and enables effective engagement while the platform is in motion or experiencing vibrations. The Mantis Mini offers several optional features to further enhance its capabilities. It can be integrated with additional protection systems, such as a laser and radar irradiation detection system combined with smoke grenade launchers. These systems enhance the platform’s survivability and provide enhanced protection against various threats. The Mantis Mini offers the option of integrating Level 2 ballistic protection, further bolstering the crew’s safety in hostile environments.
Two independent stabilized axes in azimuth and elevation for the weapon system
Modular multi-sensor electro-optical system consisting of a FULL HD day camera, thermal imaging (night) camera with VGA or HD resolution, laser rangefinder and aiming camera (optional). Video data in compliance with DEF-STAN-00-82 may be further distributed within the vehicle (platform)
Advanced modular SW
Optional integration of further protection systems such as a laser and radar irradiation detection system in combination with smoke grenade launchers
Optional integration of Level 2 ballistic protection
EVPU Defence was founded in 2001, the Company is a member of the Defence and security Industry Association of Czech Republic and is certified with ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 certificates. The main activities of the company can be divided in own development, design, production and service of following products: Electro-Optical Systems (EOS)
Mobile Electro-Optical Systems, Pan tilt positioners, Day Night and Thermal Imaging Cameras, Accessories – SW, Operator Console, Cables, Electrical Mast, GNSS, DMC, LRF, Weapon Station Gunner Sight, Commander Sight, Laser and Radar Irradiation Detection System, Remote Controlled Weapon Station and Modular Awareness System.