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Norway’s Kongsberg Offers Jack-In-The-Box Gun For Base Defense

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


AUSA: As US forces draw down in Afghanistan, there will be ever fewer troops to stand guard on base perimeters — and ever less public tolerance for any of them getting hurt. That’s the opportunity Norwegian arms-maker Kongsberg wants to seize with its Containerized Weapon Station, a sort of jack-in-the-box machinegun to protect forward bases.… Keep reading →

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Norwegian Incumbent, Kongsberg, Wins Army’s $970M CROWS Deal

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


There were sighs of relief in Norway and Pennsylvania late Friday, and doubtless groans in Australia and Arizona, when the US Army awarded a five-year, $970 million contract for 3,000 more CROWS weapons stations to Kongsberg Defense. Norwegian arms-maker Kongsberg, the incumbent, beat out multiple challengers, including Canberra-based Electro-Optic Systems, which had partnered with US… Keep reading →

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Despite Billion-Dollar Cut, CROWS Will Be Just Fine

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Washington: Despite cutting over $1 billion from a key weapons program designed to keep American troops out of harms way, the Army can get enough systems into the field when U.S. troops need them. Last month, Army officials cut the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS), built by Norwegian defense giant Kongsberg, from $2.6 billion… Keep reading →

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