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The PROTECTOR RWS is the world’s most fielded Remote Weapon System with more than 20,000 units delivered and in use by customers around the globe

The PROTECTOR RWS a highly flexible system designed for small and medium calibre weapons including mounting of coaxial weapons and ATGM. An advanced and modular Sensor suite (Day, Night, LRF) enables unique and tailorable situational awareness. The fully stabilized 2 + 2 Axis (DLOS) system; enables the gunner to keep his sights on target, independent of ballistic solution for the weapon and ammunition in use. The system is platform-independent and can operate both at land and sea.

A 5th Generation Open Architecture fully GVA compliant Fire Control System with a user-oriented HMI enables easy integrations:

  • DDS based Integrated Computer Systems (ICS)
  • Battle Management Systems (BMS)
  • Defensive systems support: (APS, laser warning)
  • Situation awareness support and threats view

The PROTECTOR RWS includes a network-based Fire Control System which enables features like:

  • Multi-Users (Commander, gunner and or other Crew members)
  • Multi Weapon Stations (Camp- or Perimeter protection)
  • Network and Wireless operations (UGV or stationary platforms)
  • Manned-Unmanned Teaming


The PROTECTOR family of Remote Weapon Systems are suitable for any missions - whether on land or at sea, on mobile or static platforms - for remote operation of payloads ranging from small calibre weapons to medium calibre automatic cannons. The system is modular; however, all of the variants of the PROTECTOR RWS share the same baseline technology.

The PROTECTOR RWS 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. A key feature of the PROTECTOR’s aim and fire function is the Detached Line of Sight. It enables the gunner to keep his sights on target, independent of the ballistic solution for the weapon in use.

The PROTECTOR is a mature and proven product based on millions of hours of operational experience in combat zones combined with close cooperation with Defence Forces worldwide for continual system enhancement to meet new user requirements and leverage new technology.The PROTECTOR has an unprecedented Operational Readiness Rate of 99% and low life cycle costs.

Commonly Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS)CROWS is a joint acquisition program for weapon stations for all U.S. Army vehicle programs. In an open competition, the U.S. Army awarded KONGSBERG 5 year’s contracts for the delivery of the PROTECTOR RWS to the CROWS II program in 2007 and again in 2012. A third 5-year contract, signed in September 2018, enables KONGSBERG to continue the well-established cooperation with the U.S. Army.

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  • Qualified for global operations
  • Flexible and modular
  • Low life cycle cost
  • Safe operation from with¬in the platforms hull
  • Accurate and reliable
  • 4 Axis Fully stabilized (Point and Vector stabilization)
  • Automatic Tilt and Cant compensation
  • Lock-on-target/Target tracking
  • Automatic Lead Angle Correction