Protector Lite

Manufacturer: Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS  
Product type: Turrets  
Name: Remote controlled weapon station  

PROTECTOR Lite is designed for low recoil weapons and can be installed on any type of platform.

Fully stabilized system provides unmatched observation and engagement capabilities.

Low weight on vehicle roof.

High degree of commonality with the proven M151 PROTECTOR and PROTECTOR CROWS.

Thermal Imager with dual feld of view, autofocus and e-zoom.

Color Daylight camera allows a wide feld of view up to 45 degrees while observing, and more than 30 times optical magnifed close-up view of the target area when identifying and engaging a long distance target.

The eye-safe Laser Range Finder provides extremely accurate range measurements, providing the PROTECTOR frst round on target capability.

Fielded and combat proven with an excellent reliability record.

Elevation range from -20 to +75 degrees for combat operations in urban and mountainous terrain.

Operational Capability

PROTECTOR Lite has more than 80% commonality with M151 PROTECTOR and PROTECTOR CROWS; identical User Interface, similar Operation and Training Procedures. PROTECTOR has a proven reliability record with more than 6 million hours in combat. PROTECTOR Lite is already felded in Afghanistan and Iraq with integrated acoustic Anti Sniper Systems.

Integrated Weapons & Sensors

PROTECTOR Lite is optimized for Low-Recoil weapons with low weight and is qualifed for:

M240 (7,62 mm) MAG 58/C6

M249 (5,56 mm)

Anti Sniper Detection Systems

Property Value
Magnification ratio
Weight (kg)
Height (mm)
Ammunition of the main gun

Included in:
Product Amount
GURKHA RPV (Armoured car)
Panther MLV (LMV) (Armoured car)

Has folowing part:
Total Amount
M240 (Machine gun)

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