WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Land Systems has selected Kongsberg's Protector Remote Weapon station for their Stryker vehicles.
Kongsberg's Protector Remote Weapon Station can be fitted to any platform, and used to remotely control light- and medium-caliber weapons. General Dynamics will use the system as the solution for the 30mm weapons integrated on their Stryker vehicles.
"We are very pleased that our PROTECTOR MCRWS has been selected as the solution for this Stryker brigade. The system is the result of several years of determined effort to develop a system with capabilities and performance required for these types of vehicles," Kongsberg Protech Systems President Espen Henriksen said in a statement.
Stryker vehicles are eight-wheeled, armored combat vehicles used by the U.S. Army. The weapon system to be integrated consists of a weapon tower with electro-optical sights, which allow the system to be operated from inside the vehicle, adding protection to the operator.
Kongsberg has delivered over 17,000 Protector units to customers in 17 countries.
"This is a very important milestone for our newest innovation in this field, the Medium Caliber RWS, and we are honored to support US Army and General Dynamics Land Systems in this urgent operational requirement," Kongsberg CEO and President Walter Qzam said.