K-Magazine got to join the lads driving MOWAG Piranha and testing PROTECTOR at the Hengsvann firing range.
Ove Ronny HaraldsenGroup Communication Manager
On range number 14, Knut Weirud, Arne Tonby and Ole Christian Gudmundsen get to work setting up the target for the day’s practice on a platform operated by wires.
Knut Weirud is in charge of weapons and lifts belts of cartridges over into the ammunition box.
The goal for the day is to test the capacity of the PROTECTOR weapon control system to lock its sights on a moving target.
Travelling at good speeds down the muddy gravel track, the weapon station hammers thirty shots into the target from a range of 200 metres.
Test leader Katrine Mygland has brought her grandmother’s famous seed cake for dessert.
The job is not done until everything has been washed, cleaned and put back in place. For Knut and his colleagues,accuracy, structure and order are essential.