Kongsberg expands applications for its mobile PROTECTOR RS4 counter drone technology

Kongsberg reports a new contract from Kraus-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for the delivery of its PROTECTOR RS4 remote weapon system for the German Joint Fire Support Team schwer (JFSTsw) programme.

This is the first contract KONGSBERG has signed with KMW and the second PROTECTOR RS4 contract for the German Army. The new contract with KMW includes the development and delivery of prototype and reference systems for trials and tests, and will be followed with serial production contract. The RS4 will be installed on a BOXER 8×8 vehicle with a new mission module.

Kongsberg is already in delivery phase of a PROTECTOR RS4 Counter Unmanned Aerial System (CUAS) for the Germany Army, installed on a Boxer 8×8 vehicle combined with Hensoldt radar technology.

The PROTECTOR RS4 is designed and built for operation in extreme environmental conditions, with capabilities that allow soldiers to operate from a protected position by using stabilized precision optics and laser to observe, detect, and engage targets with increased accuracy and reduced collateral damage.

The PROTECTOR RS4 will be installed on a BOXER 8×8 with a new mission module, which will include the Thales PAAG (Panoramic Above Armour Gimbal) JFS observation and surveillance systems integrated into a NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture (NGVA). NGVA is a NATO Standardisation Agreement based on open standards to design and integrate multiple electronic sub-systems onto military vehicles – intended to create standards for land systems vehicle architecture to become more sustainable and given a longer lifespan.

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