BAE, Kongsberg sign deal for Australia

20.07.2009 Australia

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BAE Systems has signed a deal to partner with Kongsberg to sell its remote weapon station technology in the Australian defense market.


British company BAE says its Australian division announced an agreement with Kongsberg Protech Systems. Under the deal Norway-based Kongsberg will train BAE Systems in the integration, operation, and maintenance of the remote weapon stations to support sales in the Australian market.

Kongsberg says its remote weapon station is designed to provide troops with the ability to acquire and engage targets while inside the safety of a vehicle protecting troops from enemy fire.

"Through this teaming the Australian defense force will benefit from comprehensive, responsive and cost effective local support for the Kongsberg remote weapon station originally acquired under an urgent operational requirement," Ian Sharp, BAE Systems Australia Land business unit director, said in a statement.


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