Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has won a contract worth $117.9 million (1030 MNOK) to provide PROTECTOR RS4 Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) for British BOXER 8x8 vehicles.
The contract was awarded by Thales UK Ltd. under the Army’s Mechanized Infantry Vehicle (MIV) program.
KONGSBERG has provided UK with PROTECTOR RWS’s since 2008, and MIV is the seventh delivery contract including two upgrades for the British Armed Forces. The PROTECTOR RS4 RWS will be integrated on the British Army`s new fleet of BOXER 8x8 vehicles in close cooperation with Thales UK, Rheinmetall and KMW.
The PROTECTOR family of products can be fitted with small and light systems to medium caliber Remote Turrets (RT series). They support dual-user operations, counter UAS (Unmanned Aerial System), multi-sensor fusion, manned-unmanned teaming solutions, a qualified Safe operation via radio for use on UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles).