Kongsberg has won a contract worth 230MNOK ($25.06 million) to supply the Swiss army with Protector Remote Weapon Station (RWS).
"Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a contract with Armasuisse (Federal Office for Defence Procurement) for delivery of the KONGSBERG PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Station (RWS) to the Swiss Army worth 230 MNOK," the company said in a statement Tuesday.
According to the company, the Protector RWS is designed for small and medium calibre weapons including mounting of coaxial weapons and anti-tank guided missile. An advanced and modular Sensor suite (Day, Night, LRF) enables situational awareness. The fully stabilized 2 + 2 Axis (DLOS) system; enables the gunner to keep his sights on target, independent of ballistic solution for the weapon and ammunition in use. The system is platform-independent and can operate both at land and sea.
General Dynamics and Kongsberg have jointly developed a 30mm turret for integration onto US Armys Stryker A1 infantry carrier vehicles. According to Kongsberg, the Army Requirements Oversight Council decided in the spring to apply the 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) to the Stryker A1
Kongsberg will display Protector Remote Weapon Station (RWS) equipped on Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that can fire Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin missiles, at DSEI-2019. A TITAN Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV), featuring QinetiQ UGV control technology on a Milrem Robotics THeMIS mobility platform was used in the demonstration
The Kongsberg group and Finnish defense group Patria together have entered into agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway AS (AIM). AIM is the Norwegian armed forces business for maintenance, overhaul and upgrade of the Air Forces aircraft and helicopters
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