The U.S. Army placed yet another order, valued at $48 million, with Kongsberg for the delivery of Common Remote Weapon Stations (CROWS).
Since 2007, Kongsberg has delivered more than 16 000 Remote Weapon Station systems to the US Army, providing soldiers in all services within the U.S. Department of Defense with a lethal solution in a protected environment in missions and operations all over the world.
“This new contract confirms the US Army’s trust in KONGSBERG, and our ability as the sole provider for the US Armed Forces to deliver battle proven CROWS systems that they know enhances their soldiers protection in various missions”, said Pål Bratlie, Executive Vice President in Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
“KONGSBERG has a unique and unmatched position in the market, having competitively defended our RWS position and contracts three times in the previous 12 years. We are proud to have provided soldiers with the latest technology and reliable solutions for many years, and look forward to further develop and strengthen this relationship”, he added.
The U.S. Army awarded Kongsberg the first CROWS contract in 2007. More than a decade later, Kongsberg is still the sole provider of CROWS for the Army with the latest IDIQ contract awarded September last year valued at $498 million. To date, the U.S. Army has placed orders with Kongsberg worth 68% of the IDIQ contract.
The latest purchase orders included the CROWS Low Profile for M1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks, the new CROWS-J fitted with a Javelin anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), additional spares as well as continued support and maintenance.
Production and support for the Army CROWS system will continue at Kongsberg’s state-of-the art production facilities in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.