SAIC selects KONGSBERG to supply the advanced turret on ARV

22 October 2019 – Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has selected KONGSBERG to design and manufacture an advanced, remote medium caliber turret. The solution includes CORTEX ICS vetronics and combat services solutions for SAIC’s Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) (formerly Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle) “at the edge” offering to the Office of Naval Research and the United States Marine Corps.

“We are excited to work alongside SAIC and feel this opportunity will allow both companies to showcase cutting edge technologies that will shape the future of ground combat vehicles,” said Pål E. Bratlie, executive vice president, KONGSBERG. “We have been building upon our Stryker medium caliber turret experience for the past three years to develop a lighter, more lethal solution set. This advanced turret meets not only the Marine Corps’ needs, but also delivers scalability across multiple platforms for tremendous growth capacity.”

KONGSBERG has delivered more than 16,000 remote weapon station (RWS) and turret systems to the U.S. Department of Defense. The nearly 20 years of service includes active current serial deliveries to all U.S. uniformed services and several defense, security, and intelligence agencies.

“Remote weapon technology is not a part-time effort for Kongsberg, but rather one of our main focus areas with an enterprise dedicated to the advancement of technologies and services to our customers,” said Scott Burk, director of U.S. business development, Kongsberg. “The advanced turret will provide revolutionary lethality and survivability capabilities thanks to our focused engineering team, a dedicated U.S. production facility and our deep and validated supply chain.”

This new contract confirms the continued trust and confidence earned by KONGSBERG as both the global leader in RWS technology development, and the sole provider of RWS systems for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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