November 20, 2013. David Pugliese Defence Watch
News release from Kongsberg:
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract for the delivery of Sea PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) for the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) combat vessels. The contract is entered between the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) and KONGSBERG, represented by the Naval Systems & Surveillance Division.
The contract has an overall scope of 133 MNOK.
Sea PROTECTOR is a remotely controlled, fully stabilized sensor platform and weapon mount. It enhances the vessels capability in surveillance- and control missions. It provides self-defense and increased capability to counter asymmetric threats through improved hit accuracy. Own crew remains safe and unexposed to hostile fire on the bridge and in the CIC.
This contract is an important reference for KONGSBERG as a compact weapon control systems supplier for small and medium size vessels, as well as Ship borne Protection Systems.