UK: KONGSBERG has signed the production contract with General Dynamics UK, for the delivery of PROTECTOR Remote weapon systems for the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle Programme, valued at GBP 61 million.
The PROTECTOR system will be available on all SCOUT SV platform variants and can replace the Primary Sight on the SCOUT Reconnaissance variant. The PROTECTOR Systems will be integrated into the advanced electronic architecture inside each platform. The systems will be produced in Kongsberg, Norway and deliveries will commence in the fall of 2016. The PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Station is designed for small and medium caliber weapons and can be installed on any type of platform; it is a fully stabilised, combat proven system qualified for global operations. The PROTECTOR protects military troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle.