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Kongsberg Wins Further U.S. CROWS Work

by: Matthew Potter
September 2, 2009

Category: Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, Countries, Events, Konsberg, logistics, Norway, production program, Services, U.S. Army | RSS 2.0

The Norwegian company Kongsberg was awarded another contract to support the U.S. military’s remotely operated weapon system and turrets. Kongsberg has been a prime contributor to the Crew Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) since its inception. The CROWS allows a gunner to operate a turret or weapon remotely so that they may remain under maximum armor protection.

This latest $188 million contract follows on to several previous ones. The total CROWS program is worth over two billion dollars and involves several different companies. Konsberg makes the Protector Remote Weapon Stations (RWS). These hold the weapon and train and elevate it. This is combined with sensors and controls to make up the full CROWS installation.

CROWS has been used successfully in Iraq and Afghanistan for several years and is installed on HUMVEES and MRAP type vehicles. Previously gunners would have to expose themselves in order to aim and fire their weapons. This system maximizes their protection.

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