Kongsberg has signed a 1 030 MNOK contract with Thales UK Ltd. for the delivery of the PROTECTOR RS4 Remote Weapon Station (RWS) to the British Army under the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme. Kongsberg has provided the UK with the PROTECTOR since 2008 and MIV is the seventh delivery contract including two upgrades for the British Armed Forces. The PROTECTOR RS4 RWS will be integrated onto the British Army’s new fleet of BOXER 8×8 vehicles in close cooperation with Thales UK, Rheinmetall and KMW.
“We are very pleased that the British Army continues to rely on Kongsberg as the supplier of Remote Weapon Stations. This confirms the strong position of Kongsberg’s PROTECTOR RS4 RWS, and continues the close relationship between Kongsberg, the British Armed Forces and Thales UK,” says Pål E. Bratlie, Executive Vice President Land Systems at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
Kongsberg has, for more than two decades, been the world-leading global supplier of RWSs. The PROTECTOR family of products has millions of hours of operational use and is continuously evolved to meet increasingly demanding requirements, utilising advancements in technology in order to meet new threats. The product range covers a wide variety from the small and light systems to medium caliber Remote Turrets (RT series). Among a wide range of capabilities, the PROTECTOR family also enables:
- dual-user operations
- counter Unmanned Aerial Systems
- multi-sensor fusion
- manned-unmanned teaming solutions
- a qualified Safe operation via radio for use on Unmanned Ground Vehicles