Protector RWS order to Switzerland valued NOK 196 million
Kongsberg has received an order valued at NOK 196 million from the Swiss Army for the delivery of protector weapon control system including logistics for the Swiss vehicle programme GMTF RP13.
This contract is the fourth major Protector RWS contract between the Swiss Army and Kongsberg since 2006. Deliveries will commence by February 2015, and the systems will be produced in Kongsberg, Norway.
Protector remote weapon station is designed for small and medium calibre weapons and can be installed on any type of platform; it is a fully stabilised, combat proven system qualified for global operations. The protector weapon control system protects military troops by allowing the vehicle’s weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle.
As of 2013 the Protector has been chosen by 17 nations and Kongsberg continues to be the world’s leading provider of remote weapon stations.