German Army orders C-UAS system
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has received a contract from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) to deliver a Counter-UAS (C-UAS) system, the company announced on 4 December.
The system will use the Protector Remote Weapon Station (RWS) as a kinetic effector, combined with advanced sensors and tracking algorithms. Known as the Protector RWS C-UAS, the system has a rapid deployment and reaction time, and is highly mobile.
The system has been developed in close cooperation with Hensoldt. It will integrate the Hensoldt Spexer third generation radar for UAS detection and tracking, with a 40mm automatic grenade launcher with airburst ammunition. The Protector RWS has a variety of weapon integrations up to 30mm and air defence missiles that can be employed against UAS.
Pål Bratlie, executive vice president Protech Systems, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, said: ‘Kongsberg is very proud to win this first C-UAS competition, and we look forward to a long-term close cooperation with the German Army. With this contract, Kongsberg combines existing and new technologies entering a new growing market niche.’
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