Home Europe Switzerland buying Protector remote weapon stations from Kongsberg

Switzerland buying Protector remote weapon stations from Kongsberg

Photo: Kongsberg

Swiss defense procurement agency Armasuisse has awarded Norwegian defense company Kongsberg a contract for the delivery of Protector remote weapon stations (RWS) to the Swiss Army.

According to the company, the contract is worth 230 MNOK (approx. $25 million).

The Protector RWS is in use by armed forces from around the world with close to 20,000 units delivered to 20 nations.

Switzerland has been a Protector RWS user for more than 10 years, and since first selecting the system in 2007, the country has procured additional RWS systems on several occasions. Switzerland has installed the RWS on a variety of platforms, including armored vehicles and patrol boats.

“Kongsberg is very proud to continue being trusted partner with the defense forces in Switzerland. This new order along with the establishment of a Kongsberg maintenance, repair, overhaul facility in Thun, Switzerland earlier this year further strengthens the strong relationship with Armasuisse”, said Pål E. Bratlie, executive vice president Protech Systems, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.