US Army Orders Common Remotely Operated Weapon

24 June 2009 (Last Updated June 24th, 2009 18:30)

The US Army has awarded a $23.5m order to Norwegian company Kongsberg as part of the common remotely operated weapon station (CROWS) framework agreement worth $1.2bn. CROWS is a joint acquisition programme for weapon stations signed in August 2007 to provide better protection capabilitie

The US Army has awarded a $23.5m order to Norwegian company Kongsberg as part of the common remotely operated weapon station (CROWS) framework agreement worth $1.2bn.

CROWS is a joint acquisition programme for weapon stations signed in August 2007 to provide better protection capabilities, training, support and development to the US Army's vehicle programmes.

The weapon system protects military troops by enabling the vehicle's weapons to be operated while staying inside the vehicle.