KONGSBERG has signed a contract with the US Army increasing the number of Protector Weapon Control Systems within the existing CROWS II frame contract from 6.500 to 10.349 systems. The value may reach between 3 and 4.5 billion NOK. The total scope of the agreement will depend on US Army's future demand and annual allocations.
KONGSBERG has also received a purchase order for systems valued at 950 MNOK as part of the extended frame agreement.
The Protector Weapon Control System protects military troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle.
The initial CROWS II framework agreement was disclosed on 22 August 2007.