KVH chosen to provide fiber-optic-gyro (FOG) to stabilize remote-control turret on Spanish combat vehicle

Aug. 6, 2021
DSP-1750 is for long-range optical and sensor systems, gimbals, autonomous vehicle navigation, and stabilization of defense and commercial platforms.

MADRID – Weapons-control experts at Spanish defense systems integrator Escribano Mechanical & Engineering in Madrid needed a fiber-optic gyro (FOG) for the company's new Guardian 30 remotely controlled turret. They found their solution from KVH Industries Inc. in Middletown, R.I.

KVH officials have received a $7.9 million order from Escribano to provide the KVH DSP-1750 FOG for the Escribano Guardian 30 remotely controlled turret. The Guardian 30 turret recently was chosen by the Spanish Ministry of Defense for the Spanish army's VCR 8x8 Dragon wheeled combat vehicle.

The Guardian 30 turret has a 30- or 40-millimeter cannon, platform stabilization, and electro-optical sensors to fire the weapon from long ranges. KVH's DSP-1750 FOG will provide stabilization for the Guardian 30 turret.

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"Escribano relies on the precision of KVH fiber optic gyros to ensure our remote weapons systems have the stabilization they need to perform in challenging defense environments," says Angel Escribano, CEO of Escribano Mechanical & Engineering.

The DSP-1750 integrates into platforms where space and payload weight are at a premium, including long-range optical and sensor systems, gimbals, autonomous vehicle navigation, and the stabilization of defense and commercial platforms.

KVH's shipment of FOGs to Escribano is expected to continue through 2025. Shipments increase annually over the term of the order, with a small portion scheduled for delivery in 2021 and the substantial majority of shipments scheduled for delivery after 2022.

For more information contact KVH Industries online at www.kvh.com, or Escribano Mechanical & Engineering at www.eme-es.com.

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