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Elbit Systems’ Ares wins Brazil RCWS contract

24th October 2012 - 11:23 by The Shephard News Team

Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary, Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa (Ares), is to supply 12.7/7.62mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Brazilian Army under an initial production order announced on 24 October. The order is valued at approximately $25 million.

The RCWS, named REMAX, is a unique development of Ares, specifically designed to meet Brazilian Army requirements as part of the VBTP programme. REMAX is a stabilised weapon station for 12.7/7.62mm machine guns and will be used in armoured vehicles for troop transport and in armoured platforms that include logistics vehicles utilised in combat, border patrol  and peace keeping missions.

According to the company, REMAX has already been successfully tested, and will be supplied within two years.

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