Kongsberg Marks Milestone With 20,000th Remote Weapon Station Delivery
Norwegian defense contractor Kongsberg hitting a major milestone by delivering the 20,000th Remote Weapon Station (RWS) from its PROTECTOR family of products.
“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 has been sold to 23 nations including Norway, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
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More than 17,000 stations are delivered to United States alone, where unit number 20,000 was a PROTECTOR Low Profile for the Army’s newest version of the M1 Abrams Tank, the M1A2C (SEP v.3).
With highly skilled and determined production teams in Kongsberg, Norway and in Johnstown, PA, in the USA, and an experienced, innovative team of more than 200 engineers dedicated to the development of the RWS, the PROTECTOR RWS has continuously evolved over time through collaboration with customers and users worldwide. KONGSBERG is currently in production of the most advanced, flexible and technologically mature family of RWS available for the U.S. and world market. KONGSBERG is committed to provide thorough, reliable and proactive through-life support of the PROTECTOR family, when and where the users need it.
Kongsberg Protech Systems USA, a business unit of Kongsberg group, has been awarded a contract to provide XM914 (30mmx113mm) remote weapon stations for the Marine Air Defense Integrated System program, according to a company news release.