KONGSBERG to deliver PROTECTOR RWS to the Irish Defence Forces

KONGSBERG has signed a contract for the delivery of PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) for the Piranha III upgrade program in Ireland.

The Irish Defence Force is expected to upgrade its entire Piranha III fleet with PROTECTOR M151 systems over the next five years. This contract supports the first set of these upgrade and deliveries of the PROTECTOR are planned in September 2014.

The PROTECTOR RWS is designed for small and medium caliber weapons and can be installed on any type of platform. It is a fully stabilized and is a combat proven system qualified for global operations. The PROTECTOR RWS protects military troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle. As of 2013 the PROTECTOR has been chosen by 17 nations and KONGSBERG continues to be the world’s leading provider of Remote Weapon Stations.

For further information, please contact:
Espen Henriksen, President, Kongsberg Protech Systems, 913 95 343, espen.henriksen@kongsberg.com.

Kongsberg Gruppen (OSE-ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technological systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace. KONGSBERG has roughly 7 400 employees located in more than 25 countries with total revenues of NOK 15,7 billion in 2012.


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Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG) er et multinasjonalt, kunnskapsbasert konsern med over 6000 ansatte i mer enn 25 land. Konsernet leverer høyteknologiske systemer til krevende kunder innen olje- og gassproduksjon offshore, handelsflåten, forsvar og romfart. Kongsberg Gruppen er notert på Oslo Børs (Ticker: KOG), og hadde driftsinntekter på 15,5 milliarder kroner i 2010.