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Philippines developing remote weapon station for naval vessels

20 January 2020
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The Philippines is developing its own remote weapon station (RWS) for potential use on its warships and patrol vessels.

The RWS is being developed by the Philippine Navy (PN), the Department of Science and Technology's Metals Industry Research and Development Centre, and the Mechatronics and Robotics Society of the Philippines.

An AN/M2 .50 calibre machine gun mounted on the RWS being developed by the Philippines for fitting onto its naval vessels. (Via Philippine DND)An AN/M2 .50 calibre machine gun mounted on the RWS being developed by the Philippines for fitting onto its naval vessels. (Via Philippine DND)

Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana soft-launched the project, which is called 'Building a Universal Mount for Heavy-Barrel Automated Weapon Integration' (BUHAWI), on 7 January at the Force Reconnaissance Firing Range, Marine Base Gregorio Lim, in Ternate, Cavite, near Manila.

The project is aimed at enabling accurate firing of the M2 .50 calibre machine gun from the RWS on various PN vessels.

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