Last week, KONGSBERG received a contract valued at $336.5 million from
the United States Army for the delivery of additional PROTECTOR Remote
Weapon Stations (RWS) to be used in the M1A2 Abrams Modernization
Program and on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. This
order is part of the $1.4 billion Common Remotely Operated Weapon
Station (CROWS II) framework agreement signed in August 2007.
“The Kongsberg CROWS II has been in use on multiple wheeled vehicles in
theater, but this marks the first time that our RWS has been integrated
onto a tracked combat vehicle,” said Knut Saeter, Vice President of
Kongsberg Protech Systems in Alexandria, VA. “This contract demonstrates
the flexibility of Kongsberg’s RWS to be employed on an even wider range
The PROTECTOR RWS, a part of the KONGSBERG family of Remote Weapon
Stations, is designed to increase troop safety and precision by enabling
the operator to acquire and engage targets while inside the protection
of a vehicle. Intended to mount on a variety of vehicle platforms and
support numerous weapon systems, the PROTECTOR RWS has over 20 million
hours of operation and more than 8 million hours of combat operation
since 2001. With headquarters in Norway and production facilities in
Johnstown, PA, Kongsberg Protech Systems is the world’s leading supplier
of remote weapon stations.
Kongsberg Protech Systems is a business area within KONGSBERG. KONGSBERG
is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology
systems and solutions to customers engaged in the oil and gas industry,
the merchant marine, and the defense and aerospace industries. In 2008,
KONGSBERG had a turnover of NOK 11 billion (approx. US $1.8 billion),
and the Group had 5,359 employees in more than 25 countries as of 30
June 2009. KONGSBERG is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
This contract was announced to the Oslo Stock Exchange on 24 September,
For more information visit www.kongsberg.com
or contact Erin Thomas Wasiak at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 703-838-8910 to schedule an interview.
Kongsberg Protech Systems
Erin Thomas Wasiak, 703-838-8910