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Boxers to be armed with Protector RWS

23rd December 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Subcontract for Kongsberg on British Army MIV contract follows similar awards for Dutch and German Boxers.

The Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme for the British Army will include the Protector RS4 RWS, after Thales UK awarded Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace a NOK1.03 billion subcontract.

This is the seventh delivery contract (including two upgrades) for the UK armed forces to involve Protector, Kongsberg noted in a 22 December statement.

Protector RS4 RWS will be installed on the new fleet of British Army Boxer 8x8 vehicles which are being built under the MIV programme; Kongsberg will work in close cooperation with Thales UK, Rheinmetall and KMW.

The Kongsberg Protector M151 remote weapon station already arms the Royal Netherlands Army fleet of ...

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