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.