Kongsberg awarded extension of US Army CROWS framework contract

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace 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 MUSD and is contingent upon future demand and annual allocations.
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Kongsberg CROWS mounted on an M1A2 Abrams (Picture source: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg continues the development of new, advanced versions of remote weapon station systems as well as serial deliveries to the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. 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.

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 facility. Continuing the execution of this contract secures 3,000+ jobs, both directly and through the Kongsberg U.S. supply chain.

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Kongsberg CROWS (Picture source: Kongsberg)