Norwegian defense company Kongsberg announced it has signed a contract worth 1.03 billion Norwegian krone (approx. $120M) to deliver its Protector RS4 remote weapon stations (RWS) for the British Army Boxer armored vehicles.
Kongsberg signed the contract with Thales UK, who is working with vehicle manufacturers Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) on delivering 500 Boxer vehicle to the UK Royal Army.
The UK is initially buying a troop-carrying variant, an ambulance, a command vehicle and a specialist carrier, with first vehicles scheduled for delivery by 2023.
The company said it has provided UK with Protector RWS’s since 2008, adding that Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) program, as the Boxer procurement is known in the UK, was the seventh delivery contract
“We are very pleased that the British Army continues to rely on Kongsberg as the supplier of remote weapon stations. This confirms the strong position of Kongsberg’s Protector RS4 RWS, and continues the close relationship between KONGSBERG, the British Armed Forces and Thales UK,” Pål E. Bratlie, executive vice president land systems at Kongsberg, said.
The Protector RWS family includes small and light systems to medium caliber remote turrets (RT series). Protector supports dual-user operations, counter UAS, multi-sensor fusion, and manned-unmanned teaming solutions, among others.