Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace announced today that it has delivered its 20,000th RProemote Weapon Station (RWS) from its PROTECTOR family of products.
The system has been in use from 1999 by The Norwegian Armed Forces, and has developed into a family of versatile systems with capability to integrate weapons from 5.56 mm rifles to 30 mm cannons, anti-tank and air defence missiles, mission oriented sensor packages and flexible control solutions. The PROTECTOR RWS has been sold to 23 nations including Norway, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
More than 17,000 stations are delivered to United States alone, where unit number 20,000 was a PROTECTOR Low Profile for the U.S. Army M1V3 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
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.