The US Army awarded Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace a contract for 409 Commonly Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS), along with spares and support services, on September 25.
Valued at $94 million, this order constitutes an integral component of the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) frame contract, which was initially granted in October 2022. This marks the fourth consecutive five-year contract bestowed upon Kongsberg for the provision and maintenance of the US Army Commonly Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS).
According to the manufacturer, the CROWS is the world’s most widely used remote weapon system, with over 20,000 systems worldwide and a 100% market share in the US. These systems are currently in use across all branches of the US military and numerous US agencies, offering protection to soldiers in combat vehicles, facilities, and vessels.
“We are very pleased for the opportunity to deliver additional CROWS systems to the US Army and with the confidence our customers place in our products and our organization,” says Eirik Lie, president of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.
The production and assembly of these deliveries will take place at Kongsberg’s Johnstown, PA facility. According to the company, Kongsberg has supplied over 22,000 remote weapon systems to customers in more than 28 different nations over the past 25 years.