09 Juli 2011
VAB of Brunei army equipped Selex Galileo RWS Remotely-operated Weapon Station at BRIDEX (photo : Army Recognition)
At the International Defence Exhibition BRIDEX 2011 in Brunei Darussalam, SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, will be demonstrating its latest battlefield technologies that serve to improve the situational awareness and protection of soldiers in vehicles and on the ground.
SELEX Galileo has a track record of working with Brunei, having already sold infrared sensors for the Royal Brunei Air Force’s Mistral missiles and, in conjunction with FNSS of Turkey, conducted trials of its situational awareness equipment on the ACV300 vehicle being evaluated by the Royal Brunei Army. The Company is now working to further boost its presence in the region by targeting a range of key programmes.
Show visitors will be able to see SELEX Galileo’s Road Marshall integrated vehicle situational awareness system for land vehicles. The system uses a combination of electro optics and acoustic sensors to provide 360° coverage around the vehicle. Many of the sub-systems integrated into the solution are fully combat proven and in service with UK and other Armed Forces.
RWS Selex Galileo mounted on the roof of Brunei army VAB at BRIDEX 2011 (photo : Army Recognition)
The Road Marshall system on display also features a Long Range Reconnaissance (LRR) sensor capable of detecting and tracking vehicles, personnel and aircraft in both day and night, an acoustic shot detection system and a Remotely-operated Weapon Station (RWS) which can be fitted with a wide range of small and medium calibre armaments.
The RWS can be automatically aimed in the direction of any threat identified by the shot detection system and is fitted with the high performance Surveillance and Target Acquisition and Weapon aiming Sensor (STAWS) to provide 24 hour operation. The modular Road Marshall solution can be optimised for any wheeled or tracked vehicle.
The RWS Selex Galileo can be seen as part of the outdoor display fitted to a Royal Brunei Armed Forces VAB vehicle and inside on the LS & A stand.