Lithuanian Awards Delivery Contract for Remote Weapon System to Kongsberg Defence
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, a number one supplier of remote weapon stations, has received the award for shipping its Protector Remote Weapon Station (RWS) to Lithuanian Armed Forces as part of $170.8 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
The corporate’s website mentioned the Protector is the world’s most fielded Remote Weapon System with over 20,000 units shipped and in use by customers across the globe.
Based on the Armyrecognition.com, this award is a part of the U.S. Military Commonly Remotely Operated Weapon Station program and includes a request for Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV).
Early, the Defense Materiel Company under the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania and the U.S. DoD have signed a letter of offer and acceptance for the procurement of 200 JLTVs.
The brand new vehicles are expected to strengthen the capabilities of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, provide greater mobility, personnel protection, and combat power. Lithuania will purchase the JLTVs from the U.S. Government.
The JLTV, which is built by tactical car manufacturer Oshkosh Defense, was designed to offer safety levels higher than those of up-armored Humvee’s and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected designs, but in a significantly smaller and lighter package.
At the moment, the JLTV Family of Vehicles comes to U.S. Army and Marines Corps in different models with a number of mission package configurations, all providing protected, sustained, networked mobility that balances payload, efficiency, and protection across the total range of army operations.