Rafael’s Typhoon Mk30-C NRWS for Asian customer

By Arie Egozi

Israeli company Rafael has been awarded a contract to supply its Typhoon Mk30-C, counter-UAS, Next Generation Naval Remote Weapon Station (NRWS) to an undisclosed navy in Asia. The contract is worth tens of millions of dollars and will be fulfilled over the course of five years, with an option for expansion for more systems over the course of the contract.

According to the company, quipped with the highly-reliable NGC Mk44S Bushmaster 30 mm gun and its advanced Ammunition, the Typhoon Mk30-C offers a superior capability in defending against multiple threats.

Rafael is offering its Typhoon Mk30-C counter-UAS, as a solution for airborne, marine and shore-based threats.

The Typhoon Mk30-C fires all NATO standard ammunition with adjustable rates of fire, up to 200 rounds per minute. Its magazine holds 190/380 ready rounds on mount. With 70-degree elevation, coupled with ABM, the Typhoon Mk30-C can defeat multiple small and medium UAS, including the latest emerging drone threats using a single ammunition load.

The system incorporates a diverse mix of synchronized smart multi-spectral sensors, weapons and intelligent effectors that translate to very high hit accuracies using advanced AI techniques, which enable Automatic Target Recognition, Classification and Tracking (ATR), as well as unique Automatic Fire Correction (AFC) capabilities.

The Typhoon Mk30-C incorporates an on-mount Electro-Optical Director with a state-of-the-art Fire Control System to optimize effective surveillance and engage threats in all weather conditions, day and night. Its high level of stabilization and pointing accuracy, result in a high hit probability, even against small and fast maneuvering targets. The system can be operated 24/7 in surveillance mode, offering multi-mission capability to the ship.

Rafael will install its Typhoon Mk30-C onboard the client’s vessels, integrating it onto the ships’ own CMS, utilizing the system’s open architecture which allows for seamless integration.

Rafael ‘s Typhoon family has set the standards for stabilized, remotely-controlled, small caliber, naval gun systems. The Typhoon weapon system family is widely considered the most reliable, effective and affordable weapon system in its class, with variants including the pioneer Typhoon Mk23 and the Mini-Typhoon, a light, stabilized RWS that can accommodate different types of machine guns, such as the 7.62mm and the 0.5″ machine gun.

Vice President Ran Tavor, Head of Rafael ‘s Naval Warfare Systems Directorate: “Our naval applications integrate the groundbreaking combat-proven technologies found in Rafael ‘s systems across a multitude of domains, such as AI and advanced computer vision. We are thankful to the customer for selecting Rafael and we look forward to providing our solutions and services.”

 

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