15,000 Deliveries and Counting
Kongsberg has been awarded a framework contract with a value of up to U$498 million by the US Army for production, system support and technical engineering support for the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS) and Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) family of systems.
This is the third five-year contract with the US Army for these systems and between the M151 RWS and M153 CROWS variants, Kongsberg has delivered over 15,000 systems to the US armed forces. The total scope of the new agreement will depend on future demand and annual allocations, and will include development and qualification of CROWS/RWS systems for air defence, counter-UAS and force protection applications. Additional technology development under this contract will include advanced control systems, expansion of ongoing anti-tank guided missile integration, air defence missile integration and non-lethal effectors, as well as new weapons, including the XM 914 30x113mm.
“This contract award further validates the trust and confidence that the US Army has imparted on Kongsberg in its nearly two-decade long relationship. This investment will pay great dividends to extend and expand the Army’s CROWS (and RWS) fleet and allow them to continue leveraging their Technical Data Package,” commented Executive Vice President of Protech Systems, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Pål Bratlie.
All CROWS and RWS systems are produced in Kongsberg’s facility in Johnstown, PA and support over 3,000 jobs, both directly and through the company’s US supply chain. With nearly 20,000 systems sold, Kongsberg is the world’s leading provider of RWS.