Kongsberg Awarded To Deliver Combat Solution For Australian K9 Huntsman Howitzer
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract value AUD 67M with Hanwha Protection Australia following a current announcement by the Australian Authorities to obtain “Huntsman” self-propelled howitzers and ammunition resupply autos. The contract was signed in December 2021 and was reported in KONGSBERG This fall launch in February. Via this program, KONGSBERG will ship each CORTEX ICS (Built-in Fight Resolution) and Odin Hearth Management System to the Australian Military. This system entails a big, additional improvement of the Norwegian VIDAR answer for K9 artillery, and it’ll generate each work in Norway and coaching at Kongsberg Defence Australia.
“KONGSBERG have made a big funding in digitization options for future fight platforms. This contract reveals the significance of shut cooperation with the Norwegian person communities, and on the similar time show that the answer we develop in Norway is world-leading. Agreements like this are necessary for Norwegian business and it additionally present nice added worth for the Norwegian Armed Forces, and assist our investments in Australia,” says Kjetil R. Myhra, Govt Vice President, KONGSBERG.
“It’s nice to see a product like CORTEX being chosen by different nations. The product is a results of good cooperation and improvement between Norwegian defence sector and KONGSBERG, and it’s an instance of profitable improvement of user-customized expertise with necessary performance and excessive reliability. An answer utilized by a number of actors present an economical answer for additional improvement of the expertise,” says Brigadier Øyvind Kvalvik, Chief of Land Techniques Division, Norwegian Defence Materiel Company.
Over time, Hanwha Protection and KONGSBERG have constructed a detailed collaboration on automobile digitization and integration of Command, Management, Communication and Data Techniques (K3I) in Hanwha’s artillery autos. KONGSBERG markets this answer below the product title CORTEX, which is a future-oriented digital answer for fight platforms and K3I basically. The answer, which can be delivered to Australia, has been developed in shut collaboration with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Company and the Norwegian artillery group, and is in operational use in Norway at the moment. Variants of the CORTEX-solution are additionally used on different Norwegian platforms and kind the bottom of cooperation between KONGSBERG and Norwegian and worldwide business.
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