German military select Kongsberg’s mobile counter drone solution

Germany’s Defence contractor, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, awarded Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace a contract worth NOK250 million to deliver a Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) based on the company’s PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Station.

Germany is the first country to acquire a C-UAS solution with the PROTECTOR as a kinetic effector. The emergence of inexpensive, small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also referred to as drones, poses a threat to both military units as well as civilian infrastructure and events, such as airports, government buildings, power plants, political gatherings and sporting events. The PROTECTOR RWS C-UAS is a mobile unit designed for rapid deployment and response.

Kongsberg cooperated closely with Hensoldt and is integrating the Hensoldt Spexer 3rd generation radar for UAS detection and tracking as part of Germany’s PROTECTOR RWS C-UAS project. The solution utilizes a 40 mm Automatic Grenade launcher with airburst ammunition, – but the PROTECTOR RWS has a variety of weapon integrations up to 30 mm and air defence missiles that can be employed against UAS.

Germany is the 22nd country to select Kongsberg’s PROTECTOR RWS, adding to the almost 20,000 systems delivered around the globe.

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