WASHINGTON, 1 June 2008. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS won a $117 million contract from the U.S. Army for the delivery of additional Protector Remote Weapon Stations (RWS). This order is part of the $1.4 billion Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS II) framework agreement signed in August 2007. The deliveries will begin in the third quarter of FY09.
CROWS is a joint acquisition program for weapon stations for the U.S. Army's vehicle programs. The Protector RWS, in the CROWS II configuration, enhances troop protection and lethality by providing soldiers with the ability to acquire and engage targets while inside the safety of a vehicle.
Designed to mount on a variety of vehicle platforms and support numerous weapon systems, the Protector RWS is among the most versatile and cutting-edge products in the Army inventory. With production facilities in Johnstown, Pa., Kongsberg is manufacturing and delivering systems on the CROWS II contract in the U.S.