September 24th, 2013 By Kongsberg - defencetalk.com
Kongsberg Defence Systems has signed a contract for supply of the MineSniper Mk III One Shot Mine Disposal Weapon System to the Royal Norwegian Navy. The contract is won in international competition and made between the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation and Kongsberg, represented by the Naval Systems & Surveillance division.
The MineSniper Mk III System will support the needs of the Armed Forces by introducing new and flexible capabilities for inspection and disarmament of Sea-Mines in the Royal Norwegian Navy. The System consists of a number of MineSniper Mk III combat vehicles, inspection/training vehicles, logistics and services for integration into the Command and Control System on-board the Navy’s six Mine Countermeasure Vessels (MCMVs).
“The MineSniper Mk III System will enable MCM operations to be performed in a safer, more rapid and more efficient way. 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”, says Executive Vice President Leiv Inge Steig in Kongsberg Defence Systems.
Kongsberg is an international knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers engaged in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine industry, and the defence and aerospace industries. In 2012, the Group had operating revenues of NOK 15.7 billion, and it currently has some 7 400 co-workers in more than 25 countries.