Kongsberg wins NOK 80 million order for RWS from Swedish Defence Forces

  • 12:00 AM, February 1, 2011
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Kongsberg has booked an order on Protector remote weapon stations (RWS) valued at NOK 80 million from the Swedish Defence Forces (FMV). The order is part of the Protector Nordic program where Sweden and Norway in cooperation will procure the same RWS configuration for use throughout their platforms. The Protector Weapon Control System protects military troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle. 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 industry, and the defence and aerospace industries. In 2009, KONGSBERG had a turnover of NOK 13.8 billion, and the Group had 5 423 employees in more than 25 countries. Kongsberg has booked an order valued at MNOK 152 to the CROWS II program. The CROWS II order with the US Army is for spare parts and is part of the increased CROWS II frame contract disclosed on 14 January 2011. The initial CROWS II framework agreement was disclosed on 22 August 2007. CROWS is a joint acquisition program for weapon stations for the US Army`s vehicle programs. A common solution will result in substantial efficiency gains in respect of protection, training, support and further development.