Kongsberg awarded RWS contract for Scout SV

Scout-armored-vehicles-to-feature-Kongsberg-remote-weapons-stationsJane’s 360 is reporting that Norwegian defense firm Kongsberg has been awarded a contract to provide its Protector Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for the United Kingdom’s Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) tracked reconnaissance vehicle program.  The Protector RWS will be able to fit on all variants of the Scout SV, and will be the main armament of the Protected Mobility Reconnaissance Support (PMRS) family of vehicle variants. In total the UK had ordered 589 Scout SVs, divided between two principal variants. The prime contractor on the Scout SV is General Dynamics UK.  The contract awarded to Kongsberg is reports to be worth $93.9 million, deliveries are expected to begin in late 2016.  The Scout SV will replace the CVR(T) family of vehicles, including the Scimitar Light tank and Spartan APC.