November 1, 2022 – The US Army has awarded a 5-year IDIQ contract worth up to USD 1.498 billion to Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace AS for the continued delivery of the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS).
Between the M151 and M153 variants, KONGSBERG has delivered over 18,000 systems to the US Armed Forces. These systems are in service with all branches of the US military and many US agencies, providing protection for soldiers in combat vehicles, installations and ships. The KONGSBERG PROTECTOR family of remote weapon stations is the most widely used system in the world, providing commonality between NATO and Allied forces.
“KONGSBERG is proud to have been selected as a supplier in this competition for the next five-year CROWS contract. This is an important step. We are expanding our collaboration with the US Army as we have been doing since 2007 allowing KONGSBERG together with the customer to provide soldiers with the best remote control weapon solution. says Eirik Lie, Chairman of Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace.
“With this award, KONGSBERG and the US government will be able to fully realize the investments made in Tech Refresh systems and bring these capabilities to new and existing customers in the US and abroad. CROWS Tech Refresh is the “next generation” of remote weapon stations. Tech Refresh systems are designed to deliver longer range, increased accuracy and networking capabilities along with significantly improved situational awareness in addition to being backwards compatible,” said Eirik Tord Jensen, Vice President Executive of the Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace Land Systems division.
With over 23,000 systems sold worldwide and 17 years of CROWS experience, KONGSBERG will continue to support soldiers with new systems and capabilities that meet tomorrow’s demands while maintaining and supporting a wide range of CROWS variants. With systems sold in 26 countries, KONGSBERG is the world’s leading supplier of remote weapon stations.
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