The GUNSHIP is a weapon system designed to be easily embarked on Cargo Aircraft (C-27J or C130) not specifically designed for a weapon system.
It is pre-installed on NATO Standard pallet; that allows rapid deployment (roll-on roll-off) and operating for a long period of time, accurate fire support and saturation to the troops on the ground. It can perform self-discovery and conduct of fire, it also has its own Fire Control System; these features allow installation either stand-alone or integrated with on-board systems.
The target is acquired on external designation by GPS coordinates and engaged by the GUNSHIP’s EO fire control system. Only one operator is needed for surveillance and fire activities. It is equipped with a 20mm Gatling gun with a high volume of fire that optimizes the cost/effectiveness ratio, while ensuring a high payload on the target. During target approaching, the system is completely stowed in the cargo with door closed; in ready to fire position, the weapon and sensors, after door opening, will be automatically moved outside the aircraft.
The operator controls the system console placed on the pallet and protects the position. The weapon system is designed to counter asymmetric threats.