Philippine Navy & DOST launches Heavy-Barrel Automated Weapon Project BUHAWI
by Naval Recognition | Jan 17, 2020
Awed by the initial success of the Project BUHAWI or Building a Universal Mount for Heavy-Barrel Automated Weapon Integration, Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana of the Department of National Defense (DND) lauded the project’s management team during the soft launching held on 7 January 2020 at the Force Reconnaissance Firing Range, Marine Base Gregorio Lim in Ternate, Cavite.
Project BUHAWI Heavy-Barrel Automated Weapon (Picture source: DOST)
Project BUHAWI was a collaboration between the Philippine Navy – Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of Science and Technology, DOST’s Metals Industry Research and Development Center, and Mechatronics and Robotics Society of the Philippines.
It aims to improve the firepower capability of various floating assets of the philippine navy through the development of a fully automated weapon station for .50 calibre machine gun.