Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has been awarded an extension to the CROWS IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) frame contract with the US Army first announced September 14, 2018. This extension is valued at approximately $500 million and is contingent upon future demand and annual allocations.

KONGSBERG continues the development of new, advanced versions of remote weapon station systems as well as serial deliveries to the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force.

“CROWS has become an essential capability for military platforms and soldier safety within the United States Armed Forces. This contract extension enables us to continue delivering systems that are advancing operational capabilities and effectiveness together with the team at Picatinny Arsenal”, says Pål Bratlie, Executive Vice President, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace.

Meeting tomorrow’s requirement together with our customer

With more than 20 000 systems delivered worldwide and 14 years of CROWS experience, KONGSBERG will continue to support the soldiers with new systems, capabilities and features meeting tomorrow’s requirements while maintaining, supporting and keeping up to date a wide range of CROWS variants and support equipment.

All CROWS and RWS systems are produced in the KONGSBERG Johnstown, PA facility. Continuing the execution of this contract secures 3,000+ jobs, both directly and through the KONGSBERG U.S. supply chain.

With more than 20,000 systems sold to 26 nations, KONGSBERG is the world-leading provider of remote weapon stations.

The modification will support CROWS acquisition for platforms across all uniformed services and will specifically support needs for robotic and tactical vehicles, static and mobile base security, as well as littoral and maritime applications.

CROWS Tech Refresh systems and the supporting fire control network are already key enablers for the Army’s emerging unmanned ground vehicle programs, including Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) and Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET).

In addition to developing the Army’s remote lethality fire control system for RCV and SMET, Kongsberg is also delivering a Multi-User Multi-Station (MUMS) capability to facilitate advanced target sharing and cooperative engagement.

Source: Kongsberg