Brazil orders additional 215 REMAX RWS for Iveco VBTP-MR Guarani 6×6

Brazil orders additional REMAX remote weapon stations

03 January 2017

The Brazilian Army Logistics Command in late December 2016 ordered an additional 215 REMAX (REparo de Metralhadora Automatizado X) lightweight remote-controlled weapon stations from ARES Aeroespacial e Defesa, a Brazilian operation of Elbit Systems. The contract is worth BRL328 million (USD100.5 million) and includes associated equipment and services.

The weapon stations are for the service’s Iveco VBTP-MR Guarani 6×6 amphibious armoured vehicles, 1,580 of which were ordered on 22 November 2016 to complement 203 that were previously delivered.

A pilot tranche of 76 REMAX systems were purchased in September 2012 for BRL49.4 million by the Department of Science and Technology, and another five were later added.

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REMAX remote weapon stations


REMAX is a remote controlled weapon station, fully stabilized, for 12.7 mm and 7.62 mm machine guns, designed under the requirements of the Brazilian Army.

The stabilization of lines of sight and shooting allows a precise shot even in moving conditions of the vehicle and target.

It can be installed on armoured vehicles used in combat, border patrol missions, peacekeeping operations and law and order keeping missions.
The system can be operated remotely by an operator who is inside the vehicle.


Machine Gun Type

M2HB 12.7mm
MAG 7.62mm

Additional Weapon

Smoke Grenade Launchers76mm x 4 tubes

Optical Sensors

Day Camera
FOV: 42° to 1.6°
Resolution: 780 x 625 pixels

Thermal Camera
Uncooled, 8 -12µm
FOV: 4.6° and 14.3°
Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels

Laser range finder

Type: Class 1M Eye safe
Wavelenght: 1.54µm

Motion Range

Alcance: 50m a 5km ±5m (Alvo OTAN)
Azimute: N x 360°
Elevação: -20° a +60°
Range: 50m to 5km ±5m (NATO Target)

Angular Maximum Speed

Traverse: 45°/sec

Stabilization Accuracy

2 mrad (1σ)


Above roof: 217 kg
Below roof: 42 kg

Turret Height




VBTP-MR Guarani 6×6 amphibious armoured vehicle: Details


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