LONDON --- Kongsberg will deliver Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) to BAE Systems Hägglunds as part of their all-terrain vehicle BVs10 delivery to the French Armed Forces. This new vehicle integration for the market leader Protector will provide additional protection for soldiers operating these platforms.
Deliveries of the systems are expected to start in Q1 2014. Kongsberg has had a strong relationship, and a long history with both BAE Systems Hägglunds and France, and consider this new contract a confirmation of the established partnerships, as well as an opportunity to continue to deliver world class products to both.
“Being the world’s largest producer of Remote Weapon Stations, it is exciting to be integrated onto a new vehicle platform,” says Espen Henriksen, President of Kongsberg Protech Systems. “France is an important market for us, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with both of these customers.”
The BVs10 is a fully amphibious, armoured all-terrain vehicle produced by BAE Systems Hägglunds.
Since the vehicle can operate in all types of environmental conditions such as extreme cold and snow, in water, extremely hot deserts, and deep forests, it requires a system that can handle even the most extreme conditions. 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 stabilized, combat proven system qualified for global operations. Kongsberg has delivered more than 17 000 RWSs to its 17customer nations.
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 2012, the Group had operating revenues of NOK 15.7 billion, and it currently has some 7 400 co-workers in more than 25 countries. (ends)