Konsberg to supply Protector MCRWS for US Army’s Stryker ICV

1 February 2016 (Last Updated February 1st, 2016 18:30)

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has subcontracted Konsberg to supply a 30mm weapon system solution to the US Army.

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has subcontracted Konsberg to supply a 30mm weapon system solution to the US Army.

Under the deal, Konsberg Protech Systems will deliver Protector MCRWS, a remote weapon station (RWS) system, to the US Department of Defense.

The deal includes production, delivery and testing of the initial systems for a multi-phase initiative.

Protector MCRWS is being provided to incorporate onto the Stryker infantry carrier vehicle (ICV).

"The Protector is a line-of-combat system designed to enable target acquisition and engagement from safer distances on the battlefield."

Manufactured by Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, the Protector is a line-of-combat system designed to enable target acquisition and engagement from safer distances on the battlefield, thereby enhancing troop protection and combat capabilities.

It can be installed on any type of platform, and allows soldiers to operate a vehicle's weapons from a protected position inside it.

According to Konsberg, Protector is supporting the needs of the US and other 16 customer nations across the globe.

The Stryker is an eight-wheel drive armoured vehicle designed to protect infantry from artillery fragments, roadside mines and improvised explosive devices.

The vehicle entered operational service in early 2001. It is available in eight variants, including nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance, medical evacuation, and engineer squad versions, as well as a version carrying anti-tank guided missile vehicles.