Czech Army to Receive Weapon Control Systems

22 December 2009 (Last Updated December 22nd, 2009 18:30)

The Czech Republic Military will receive Protector weapon control systems (WCS) from Kongsberg and Praga-Export under a contract worth $22.9m. The WCS, also known as a remote weapon station, is designed to protect armoured vehicles and the crew from enemy fire. The weapon station

The Czech Republic Military will receive Protector weapon control systems (WCS) from Kongsberg and Praga-Export under a contract worth $22.9m.

The WCS, also known as a remote weapon station, is designed to protect armoured vehicles and the crew from enemy fire.

The weapon station integrates light and medium-calibre guns, and missile and grenade launchers.

The basic WCS integrates a 12.7mm (0.5-calibre) remotely operated M2 machine gun and several smoke grenades with a sensor package and sight system on a fully stabilised platform.

Czech military troops will use the system to provide enhanced protection by operating the weapons from a protected position inside the vehicle.