ESCRIBANO Mechanical & Engineering will be exhibiting at FEINDEF 23 its most advanced products and solutions in the field of remote stations, guided munitions and electro-optical systems.

Madrid, 9 May 2023.

ESCRIBANO Mechanical & Engineering, a Spanish leader in innovation and cutting-edge technologies in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors, will be present at the 3rd edition of the Spanish International Defence and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF), to be held at Ifema (Madrid) on 17, 18 and 19 May. In addition, it will once again sponsor this edition, this time as Silver Sponsor of the event.

EM&E will have its own 235 square metre stand (D09) where it will showcase its most advanced products and solutions in areas such as remote stations, guided munitions and electro-optical systems.

In addition, it will have another stand (D11) next to EXPAL, where it will present its national solution for the High Mobility Rocket Launching System (SILAM) programme. This solution involves the development of a rocket launcher system based on Elbit Systems’ PULS (Precise and Universal Launching System). The project entails a range of 40 to 150 km for the Accular and Extra missiles, and 300 km for the Predator Hawk. In this project, ESCRIBANO M&E is manufacturing the mechanical, hydraulic and electronic elements, as well as the integration of the armoured systems and weapon stations.

The company will be showcasing some of its most renowned remote weapon stations for both land and naval applications, including the following:

GUARDIAN 30: is one of the turrets present on the VCR 8×8 Dragon. It is a remote land system integrating a dual electro-optical system offering great versatility. Specially designed to be mounted on armoured vehicles, it carries a 30mm cannon (adaptable to 40mm) MK 44 Bushmaster II (standard or stretch version) and integrates a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun as secondary armament. It has excellent accuracy and range thanks to its state-of-the-art ballistic calculator in a modular, low-profile design that significantly reduces its radar footprint.

GUARDIAN 2.0: also featured on the VCR 8×8 Dragon, this is a remote-controlled 12.7 mm land station that can be adapted to other 7.62 mm calibres or the MK19 grenade launcher (M 230 LF 30 mm or 14 5 mm). Lightweight, compact, gyro-stabilised, dual-axis system that can operate in day and night conditions for combat, surveillance, identification and target tracking missions.

GUARDIAN 1.5: a remote, lightweight and compact land station, specifically designed to mount a 7.62mm or 14.5mm machine gun, which can be integrated into a wide range of platforms and vehicles, providing excellent short- and medium-range defence capabilities with high accuracy of fire, a proven solution against asymmetric threats.

SENTINEL 30: present on the Navy’s “Serviola” vessels and selected for the future F110 frigates, it is a naval remote station that mounts a 30 mm (adaptable to 40 mm) MK 44 Bushmaster II cannon (standard or stretch version), offering high firepower and precision thanks to the system’s latest-generation ballistic calculator. Specially designed for integration into medium and large vessels, it provides an effective response to asymmetric threats.

OTEOS-S: selected by the Guardia Civil for the modernisation of sensors for the SIVE (Integrated External Surveillance System), is an electro-optical observation and gyro-stabilised tracking system that incorporates the latest technology on the market in visible and infrared sensors to increase its capacity in terms of detection range, high-definition resolution for identification and automatic target tracking. Its modular design and open architecture offer easy installation, maintenance and integration with external sensors.

EM&E will showcase the various ammunition guidance developments it is working on. Its guidance kits work with a GPS sensor, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and INS (Inertial Navigation System) to improve the effective precision of rocket and projectile launches up to 155mm, reducing the number of rounds required to hit a target and minimising collateral damage.

EM&E will also be exhibiting its electronic boards and components range, covering all phases of the manufacturing process, as well as its new design of “Slip Ring” data transmission systems, already integrated in all its platforms.