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Protector MC RWS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: MCRWS, Protector MCT-30R, Protector Medium Caliber Remote Weapon Station and Protector Medium Caliber RWS
Origin: Norway
Corporations: Kongsberg Gruppen
Parent System: Weapons Control System
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2001
Total Production: 17,041
Family Members: Protector, Protector Lite, Protector NM221 and Sea Protector
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Description: The Weapons Control System (WCS), also known as Remote Weapon Station (RWS) or M151 Protector, was developed by Kongsberg of Norway to protect armored vehicles without exposing the vehicle's crew to enemy fire. Such a system enables the crew to effectively operate the weapon and sensor systems of the WCS well protected under armor. The Protector has been designed to integrate light and medium-caliber guns as well as missile and grenade launchers.

Protector Hellfire is a variant equipped with two AGM-114 Hellfire anti-armor missiles tested by the Royal Norwegian Navy in 2004. The Protector Javelin is a version provided with the Javelin anti-tank missile command launch unit (CLU) developed in cooperation with the US Army's AMRDEC, Redstone Arsenal, USA. The Protector family of weapon station is targeted at light and medium armored vehicles and small boats. More than 2,000 RWS have been produced for customers worldwide since December 2001.

To date, the WCS has been purchased by the armed forces of Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and the United States of America. The US Army selected the M151 Protector to be integrated onto the Stryker wheeled multi-purpose vehicle primarily on the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) variant, HMMWV and MRAP vehicles under the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) program awarded to Kongsberg in August 2007.

The Kongsberg Protector Medium Caliber Remote Weapon Station, Protector MC RWS, is a lightweight turret solution with a flexible structure that can be tailored to meet specific vehicle signature and protection requirements. The medium caliber cannon and coaxial machine gun combined with optional Javelin anti-tank missile and non-lethal effects provides the vehicle crew the necessary tools to engage in a wide spectrum of situations. It was first unveiled integrated onto the Piranha V wheeled combat vehicle at the Eurosatory exhibition in June 2010. The Protector MC RWS weapon station was selected to equip the US Army Stryker 8x8 armored vehicles in December 2015.

Protector MC RWS Applications

Armored Vehicles AMV28A Dragoon Stryker Piranha V

Protector MC RWS Specifications

Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Protector MC RWS News

There are 6 news between
21 Dec 2015 and 13 Mar 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018Kongsberg to Supply Communications Equipment and Medium Caliber Turret to Qatar
Tuesday, June 27, 2017Orbital ATK Demonstrates MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun in 30mm and 40mm Configurations
Friday, June 16, 2017Patria AMV28A Armored Completes Amphibious Testing
Friday, October 28, 2016US Army Upgrades Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle with 30mm Cannon
Friday, January 29, 2016Kongsberg Signs Protector 30mm Contract with General Dynamics Land Systems
Monday, December 21, 2015General Dynamics Selects MCRWS 30mm Weapon Station for US Army Stryker Vehicle

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