US Army has placed another order with Kongsberg of Norway for more Common Remote Weapon Stations (CROWS).
CAPTION: A US Army Abrams tank fitted with CROWS Low Profile. US Army photo.
The order was valued at US$48million.
Since 2007, Kongsberg has delivered more than 16,000 Remote Weapon Station systems to the US military, providing soldiers in all services lethality solution in a protected environment in missions and operations all over the world.
Executive Vice President in Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace Pål Bratlie said this new contract confirmed the US Army’s trust in Kongsberg, and our ability as the sole provider for the US armed forces to deliver battle-proven CROWS they know enhanced protection in various missions.
“Kongsberg has a unique and unmatched position in the market, having competitively defended our RWS position and contracts three times in the previous 12 years,” he said.
“We are proud to have provided soldiers with the latest technology and reliable solutions for many years, and look forward to further develop and strengthen this relationship.”
The US Army awarded Kongsberg the first CROWS contract in 2007.
More than a decade later, the company is still the sole provider of CROWS for the US Army.
The latest purchase orders included CROWS Low Profile for Abrams main battle tanks, the new CROWS-J fitted with a Javelin missile, additional spares, as well as continued support and maintenance.