FMV Orders Kongsberg Weapon Stations

2 February 2011 (Last Updated February 2nd, 2011 18:30)

The Swedish Defence Force (FMV) has awarded a contract to Kongsberg to supply Protector remote weapon stations (RWS). The Protector is a remotely controlled weapon station for light and medium-calibre weapons that can be mounted on any type of platform, allowing the operator to remain in

The Swedish Defence Force (FMV) has awarded a contract to Kongsberg to supply Protector remote weapon stations (RWS).

The Protector is a remotely controlled weapon station for light and medium-calibre weapons that can be mounted on any type of platform, allowing the operator to remain in the vehicle during fire operations in the battlefield.

The weapon station enables the operator to keep his sights on target, independent of ballistic solution for the ammunition in use.

The Nkr80m ($13.7m) order is part of the Protector Nordic programme, through which Sweden and Norway will use the same RWS configuration across their platforms.