The latest remote weapon station with the mobile version of the Ukrainian high-precision anti-tank complex "Skif", that is a joint project of the Turkish company Aselsan and Ukrainian enterprises "Spetstechnoexport" and "Luch" Design Bureau, was demonstrated during a military parade in Qatar. This RWS was created in framework of the expanded military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey.
Ukrainian high-precision missiles, capable of destroying the target at a distance of 5 km and breaking through armor of 800 mm thickness behind dynamic protection, became the main armament of the weapon station, which is also equipped with two machine guns.
The Ukrainian ATGM with two launchers for the RK-2S missiles was integrated into a special version of the remote weapon station, supplied by Aselsan to the needs of the Qatar Armed Forces. The Turkish company acted as the developer and integrator of the RWS, in turn, "Spetstechnoexport" provides a supply of laser guidance systems and missiles, developed and produced by the "Luch" Design Bureau.
This project is the first example of joint promotion of Ukrainian-Turkish defense products to the markets of third countries. It should be noted that dozens of armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Qatar were equipped with the new weapon system with Ukrainian missiles. At the same time, "Spetstechnoexport" continues to work actively to increase supply volumes and expand cooperation with its partners to meet the needs of the Ministry of Defense of Qatar to purchase the latest defense systems.
For the first time, the Ukrainian-Turkish RWS with four launchers for the RK-2S missiles was demonstrated during the trials in Ukraine in May 2018. Then the combat module was installed on the Ukrainian armored vehicle "Varta", and during the second tests - on "Kozak-2M".
Earlier, the Turkish media MSI Turkish Defense Review reported that the "Spetstechnoexport" along with "Aselsan" company is preparing for the testing of the first batch of active defense systems of Zaslon-L, which is currently being supplied to Turkey.
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