Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (Kongsberg) has announced the delivery of the 20,000th Remote Weapon Station (RWS) from its PROTECTOR family of products.
Unit number 20,000 was a PROTECTOR Low Profile delivered for the U.S. Army M1V3 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
Kongsberg has delivered more than than 17,000 RWS’ to the United States, alone.
In use since 1999, with the Norwegian Armed Forces, the PROTECTOR RWS family has developed into a family of diverse systems with capability to integrate weapons from 5.56mm rifles to 30mm cannons, anti-tank and air defence missiles, mission oriented sensor packages and flexible control solutions.
“KONGSBERG is proud to be the world’s leader in Remote Weapon Station technology and related technology integration, such as battlefield management & control of unmanned platforms. Our product’s maturity is far beyond just being a concept – the PROTECTOR has millions of hours of operational experience with militaries around the world”, says Pål Bratlie, Executive Vice President Land Systems, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
“The PROTECTOR RWS is one of our biggest export successes designed for growth and evolving technologies and has generated 40 BNOK to date in turn-over. Implementation of Counter UAS capabilities and wireless, network-based fire control are proof that we can move forward in lock step with our customers when their needs change,” said Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.
The PROTECTOR RWS is present in 23 nations including Norway, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
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