May 27, 2022
JOHNSTOWN, Penn. Production of the Kongsberg Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) Remote Weapon Station (RWS) unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) has moved from Kongsberg, Norway to Kongsberg Protech Systems USA in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the first system having completed assembly and testing in March 2022.
Additional C-UAS systems are being built for MADIS as part of the US Marine Corps Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) modernization effort.
The Kongsberg RS6 RWS for MADIS – part of the US Marine Corps’ plan to upgrade its two Active Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) battalions – features the XM914E1 30mm x 113mm impact cannon with a coaxial M240C (7.62mm) machine gun, an integration kit for the STINGER Air-to-Air Launcher (ATAL), and provisions for future C-UAS defeat systems.
The MADIS Mk1 is equipped with STINGER missiles, intended to neutralize fixed and rotary wing aircraft; Mk2 meets C-UAS mission requirements while providing radar and command and control for the system.