Kongsberg has received orders to the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) program valued 190 million Kroners (US $27 million).
The orders with the US Army are for engineering support activities and production preparation for a Low Profile CROWS configuration, the company said in a statement Monday.
The orders are modifications to the CROWS contract signed in August 2012.
The CROWS is composed of two parts: the mount which is fixed to the exterior of the vehicle and the control group.
The mount is capable of 360-degree rotation and −20 to +60-degree elevation and is gyro-stabilized. It is capable of mounting a variety of crew-served weapons, to include the M2 .50-cal Machine Gun, the Mk19 40-mm Automatic Grenade Machine Gun, the M240B 7.62 mm Machine Gun and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.
Kongsberg announced today that has signed a contract worth 168 MNOK ($19 Million) to supply communications equipment and integrate this into Norways NASAMS air defence system. This includes equipment for secure IP communications between all elements in NASAMS
Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) announced today that it has signed a new satellite support contract with a total value of $220 million with the European Space Agency for operational support related to the Sentinel satellites in the Copernicus program. KSAT has signed an extension to the existing contract for ground station support for the sentinel satellites in the European Copernicus program
Patria and KONGSBERG have signed an agreement to pursue together a major combat vehicle and weapon system program in the Middle East region. Patria's AMV 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle and Nemo 120 mm turreted mortar are already in use in the Middle East
KONGSBERG has been awarded a contract with the United States Army for production, system support and technical engineering support for the family of CROWS Remote Weapon Stations (RWS). An IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) frame contract has a value of up to US$ 498 million and extends over a five-year period
Kongsberg Defence Systems has signed 150 MNOK (US$17.3 million) contract with Australian Defense ministry for integration of a new capability in the Joint Strike Missile (JSM)
Norways Kongsberg Maritime has signed a $18.2 million contract with the countrys Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) to deliver four complete HUGIN AUV systems (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) for detection, classification and identification of mines
Kongsberg has entered into agreement with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) to update the Combat Management System and the Active Sonar System of the Fridtjof Nansen class frigates for 313 MNOK (US $36 million). The frigates will be delivered over four years, the company said in a statement Wednesday
The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) has dropped corruption charges against Kongsberg Gruppen. In February 2014 Økokrim charged Kongsberg Gruppen ASA and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS with allegations of corruption related to deliveries of communications equipment to Romania in the period 2000-2008
The US Army has awarded $900 million in contracts to 17 companies in logistics and services for biological and chemical war projects. The companies, including the Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio and the Camber Corp
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