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Kongsberg receives CROWS order

30th December 2016 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Kongsberg will deliver Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS) for the US Army’s M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, the company announced on 23 December. The order, worth $14.3 million, falls under the CROWS contract signed in August 2012.

The company will supply the Low Profile Protector version of CROWS, which is altered to enhance visibility for the tank commander on the M1A2 Abrams.

The Protector fully stabilised remote weapon station is designed for small and medium calibre weapons. It is designed to protect troops by allowing the vehicle's weapons to be operated from a protected position inside the vehicle.

Espen Henriksen, president of Kongsberg Protech Systems, said: ‘This contract confirms Kongsberg's strong relationship with the US Army, and their trust in us as a reliable and innovative supplier.

‘We are proud to be able to answer to the users’ needs and requirements, and appreciate that the US government continues to focus on enhanced protection for the soldiers in the field by developing the Protector CROWS Low Profile further.'

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