INVISIO, KONGSBERG Win 2 Orders from Australia
KONGSBERG (Norway) was awarded with a contract worth approximately NOK 32 million by the Australian Defence Force.
The new contract is related to the obsolescence management for PROTECTOR M151 Remote Weapon Stations, which has been delivered to Australia since 2004.
The Australian Defence Force procured 59 PROTECTOR M151s in 2004 as part of a rapid acquisition, intended to equip the ASLAV (Australian Light Armoured Vehicle) fleet ahead of operational rotation in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The stations will be updated and overhauled to today’s standards by KONGSBERG in Norway, and deliveries are expected to occur in September 2014.
PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Station is designed for small and medium caliber weapons and can be installed on any type of platform; it is a fully stabilized, combat proven system qualified for global operations. The Protector Weapon Control System protects military troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle.
As of 2013 the PROTECTOR has been chosen by 17 nations and KONGSBERG continues to be the world’s leading provider of Remote Weapon Stations.
Meanwhile, INVISIO (Sweden), through its distribution partner Defcon Technologies, has received an order from Australia. The order is for the INVISIO V60 communication system (photo) and the total order value is approximately SEK 4.8 million. The products will be delivered during the first half of 2014.
“We have through our partnership with Defcon Technologies built a strong position in Australia during the last ten years and are therefore well established among the very demanding users. The new order illustrates this well. The Australian market is very important to us and it is pleasing that we continue to strengthen our position there”, said Lars Højgård Hansen, CEO of INVISIO.
The INVISIO V60 Communication System is an advanced tactical communication and hearing protection system. With INVISIO V60, the user gets a very light, compact and flexible communication system with built-in hearing protection and full 360 degree situational awareness. The system provides crystal-clear communication even in the most extreme and noisy conditions.