Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract with General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada for delivery of the PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) to the Canadian Army valued 500 MNOK ($49.8 million).
The PROTECTOR RWS will be integrated on Canada’s fleet of Armored Combat Support Vehicles. Canada signed their first PROTECTOR RWS contract in 2005 followed by additional contracts in 2012 and 2014.
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.