Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has contracted Kongsberg for its Protector Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for integration onto the Army's Piranha V 8x8 vehicles.
The contract amounts to 270 MNOK ($29.5 million). The system will be integrated on Denmark’s new fleet of Piranha V 8x8 vehicles. The contract was won in an international competitive bidding process, the company said in a statement.
According to Kongsberg, Protector RWS is designed for small and medium calibre weapons including mounting of coaxial weapons and anti-tank guided missile. An advanced and modular Sensor suite (Day, Night, LRF) enables situational awareness. The fully stabilized 2 + 2 Axis (DLOS) system; enables the gunner to keep his sights on target, independent of ballistic solution for the weapon and ammunition in use. The system is platform-independent and can operate both at land and sea.