Same Turret Being Integrated onto US Army STRYKERs
At IDET 2017 in Brno 31 May – 2 June, Kongsberg will be showcasing its PROTECTOR MCT-30 turret, which the company is offering for the upcoming IFV programme for the Czech Army.
Already selected and in production for the US Army’s STRYKER brigades, PROTECTOR MCT-30 offers precision fire in both static and mobile modes, is operated and reloaded from under armour and is optimised for customer-specific armour and mission equipment fits. The commonality of components and user interface with other PROTECTOR systems already in Czech service will reduce training and logistic footprints and costs.
“Since 2010 our company has delivered 100 PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) to the Czech Republic, providing their forces enhanced protection and state-of-the-art technology. Not only has Kongsberg delivered systems to the Czech armed forces, but we have established strong industrial relationships and continue to identify opportunities for local industry to work closely with Kongsberg in building future capabilities,” Espen Henriksen, President of Kongsberg Protech Systems, commented.
The innovative medium calibre turret has been developed by leveraging the company`s extensive experience in RWS. The system design and selected sub-systems introduce new technologies that increase both performance and reliability for medium calibre weapon systems.