US Army Awards CROWS II Contract to Kongsberg

7 June 2011 (Last Updated June 7th, 2011 18:30)

The US Army has signed a NOK552m ($103.1m) contract with Kongsberg and has increased the scope of the existing common remotely operated weapon stations (CROWS) II framework agreement. The CROWS II programme is a joint acquisition programme for a remote-control weapon system for the US A

The US Army has signed a NOK552m ($103.1m) contract with Kongsberg and has increased the scope of the existing common remotely operated weapon stations (CROWS) II framework agreement.

The CROWS II programme is a joint acquisition programme for a remote-control weapon system for the US Army vehicle programmes.

Remote-control weapon systems protect troops and enables them to engage targets from within a vehicle.

The initial CROWS II framework agreement was disclosed on 22 August 2007.