The Irish Defence Force is expected to upgrade its entire Piranha III fleet with Protector M151 systems over the next five years.
The contract awarded to Kongsberg Gruppen, supports the first set of these upgrade and deliveries of the Protector are planned in September 2014.
The Protector RWS is designed for small and medium caliber weapons and can be installed on any type of platform. It is a fully stabilized and is a combat proven system qualified for global operations.
The Protector RWS protects military troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle.