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.