ASELSAN showcases at DSEI for the first time the newest member of its Remote-Controlled Weapon Station: SARP Next Gen

12 September 2023SARP – Next Generation

ASELSAN, a leading player in the development of Remote-Controlled Weapon Stations, continues to amplify its power enhancing SARP Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform product family using its extensive technological expertise and accumulated knowledge. ASELSAN has introduced the innovative and game-changing SARP Next Generation (SARP Next Gen).

SARP Next Gen is the upper version of ASELSAN’s globally most popular land weapon station, SARP Remote Controlled Weapon station, maintaining its high hit probability, tracking performance and shoot-on-the move capability for stationary and moving targets.

The system combines high-precision reconnaissance capabilities with excellent firepower to serve tactical needs of the battlefield and protect critical infrastructures. The compact design of the system proves SARP Next Gen a perfect match for integration onto tactical vehicles, fixed surveillance posts and towers. Depending on the operational requirements, it can be equipped with 12.7 mm machine gun, 40 mm automatic grenade launcher or 7.62 mm machine gun as a main gun, and also with 7.62 mm machine gun as coaxial dual-gun. Through its extensive surveillance and remote control capabilities, SARP Next Gen enhances situational awareness of the gunner in his proximity while the vulnerability to attacks is decreased drastically.

SARP Next Gen is fully equipped with innovative hardwares and mechanics enabling turret to have low silhouette & weight and use of hybrid ammunition box with advanced user interface. Smoke grenades and gunshot detection system can be integrated to the turret controlled by SARP Next Gen’s user interface, hence, it provides efficient use of the vehicle’s top.

Another big improvement brought by SARP Next Gen is the concept of hybrid ammunition box. The turret can be reloaded under armor, from a safe place, through hybrid ammunition box. The box capacity is more than usual ammunition box capacity reloaded-under-armor weapon systems, thus SARP Next Gen enables the operator carry more than 1250 ea. additional 7.62mm ammunition by volume in the vehicle.

Designed to operate efficiently for especially vehicle platforms, SARP Next Gen features a flexible and upgradable architecture, with low silhouette & weight, being more effective against asymmetric threats.

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