Norwegian Navy receiving Kongsberg's mine disposal system

Sept. 23, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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KONGSBERG, Norway, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The Royal Norwegian Navy has ordered a mine inspection and disposal system from Kongsberg Defense Systems.

The MineSniper Mk III One Shot Mine Disposal Weapon System is comprised of a number of MineSniper Mk III combat vehicles, inspection/training vehicles, logistics and services for integration into the command-and-control system on the navy's six mine counter-measure (MCM) vessels.

"The MineSniper Mk III System will enable MCM operations to be performed in a safer, more rapid and more efficient way," said Kongsberg Defense Systems Executive Vice President Leiv Inge Steig. "This contract is the result of a long-term effort to strengthen our position as supplier of MCM systems, and in this context this is a very important reference contract for Kongsberg."

The contract was awarded by the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization. Additional details on the system, the number of units to be provided and the value of the contract were not disclosed.

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