Army to increases purchases of remote-control combat vehicle weapon system from Kongsberg
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 13 Feb. 2011. U.S. Army officials are stepping up their purchases of the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS) from Kongsberg Defence in Kongsberg, Norway, under terms of a $120.4 million contract announced Friday. The Army is increasing the maximum quantity of the Kongsberg CROWS systems from 10,349 units to 11,690 units.
The CROWS operator sits behind the driver, and controls the CROWS weapons with a display, switches, and joystick. The system has been used on the M1 Abrams main battle tank, the Humvee, and other armored vehicles.
Kongsberg will do the work in Johnstown, Pa., and should be finished by August 2012. For more information contact Kongsberg Defence online at www.kongsberg.com, or the Army's Picatinny Arsenal at www.pica.army.mil.