KONGSBERG has been awarded a MNOK 350 order by the Swiss Army for the delivery of Protector weapon control systems, including logistics for the vehicle programs GMTF and ABC. Deliveries will commence in autumn 2009.
The Protector weapon control system protects military troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle.
Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG) is a multinational, knowledge-based group with over 5000 employees in more than 25 countries. The Group delivers high-technology systems to discerning customers engaged in offshore oil and gas production, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries. KONGSBERG is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Ticker: KOG), and posted operating revenues of NOK 8.3 billion in 2007.
The subsidiary Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace is Norway's premier supplier of defence and aerospace-related systems. The company had operating revenues of NOK 3.3 billion in 2007 and has more than 1800 employees.
For further information, please contact: Executive Vice President Egil Haugsdal, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, mobile: ( 47) 920 60027