The USA Military has awarded a 5-year IDIQ contract valued as much as USD 1.498 Bn to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS for the continued supply of the Widespread Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS). Between the M151 and M153 variants KONGSBERG has delivered greater than 18,000 techniques to the U.S. Armed Companies. These techniques are in-service inside each department of the U.S. army and plenty of US businesses, offering safety for troopers inside fight autos, amenities, and vessels. The KONGSBERG PROTECTOR household of distant weapon stations is essentially the most broadly used system on the planet, offering commonality amongst NATO and allied forces.

“With this award, KONGSBERG and the U.S. Authorities will be capable to absolutely understand the investments made within the Tech Refresh techniques and produce these capabilities to new and present clients each within the US and overseas. CROWS Tech Refresh is the “subsequent technology” of distant weapon stations. The Tech Refresh techniques are designed to supply higher stand-off, elevated precision, and networking capabilities in addition to vastly improved situational consciousness along with being backwards appropriate,” stated Eirik Tord Jensen, Government Vice President for Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace Land Techniques division.


“KONGSBERG is proud to be chosen because the provider on this aggressive award for the following five-year CROWS contract. This is a vital milestone. We’re extending our collaboration with US Military as we’ve got since 2007 enabling KONGSBERG, along with the client, to supply the troopers with the most effective remotely managed weapon resolution,” says Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

The CROWS-Javelin, a model of the M153 turret fitted with an FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile tube.

With greater than 23,000 techniques offered worldwide and 17 years of CROWS expertise, KONGSBERG will proceed to help the troopers with new techniques and capabilities assembly tomorrow’s necessities whereas sustaining, supporting a variety of CROWS variants. With techniques offered to 26 nations, KONGSBERG is the world-leading supplier of distant weapon stations.

Kongsberg Gruppen is a global expertise group headquartered in Norway, that provides high-technology techniques to clients within the service provider marine, defence, aerospace, offshore oil and fuel industries, and renewable and utilities industries. In 2018, Kongsberg had revenues of NOK 14.381 billion, and 6,842 staff in additional than 25 international locations. The corporate is headquartered in Kongsberg. It contains three enterprise areas:
Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
Kongsberg Digital
Kongsberg is a continuation of Kongsberg Weapons Manufacturing unit (Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk – KV) (1814-1987). After KV’s restructuring in 1987, defence actions continued as the corporate Norsk Forsvarsteknologi (NFT). In 1995 the corporate modified its identify to Kongsberg Gruppen.