KONGSBERG leverages existing program to United States Army

– Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG), the global leader in Remote Weapon Station (RWS) development, manufacture, and support, has commenced an initiative to align development of its XM914 30 x 113MM Remote Weapon Station for the U.S. Army with its previously awarded CROWS Technology Refresh program (Contract Number: W15QKN-12-C-0103 P00156 / USD $36 Million).

By aligning these two paths, the future XM914 CROWS system will have the benefit of a mature technology roadmap that has already been invested in by the USG. 

“There is a benefit of such a decision for the Army. Not only will this provide a path for capability growth of the XM914, it will show tremendous cost savings by deriving improvements from a much larger pool of systems”, said Paal Bratlie, Executive Vice President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. 

Bratlie was referring to the over 12,000 CROWS systems already in the US Army inventory, that will be upgraded under the Technology Refresh program. 

“The effort will also have a reciprocal, positive effect for the CROWS pool. We are pulling technology into the XM914 from our Medium Caliber Turret 30mm x 173MM system, where the Technology Refresh program provides a contracted path to introduce those technologies as well. KONGSBERGs offering for 30 x 113MM is the only industry offering that can utilize such a broad base of technology, logistics and sustainment investment. KONGSBERG’s offering is the only one that provides a technology roadmap, which can be leveraged to develop the XM914 30 x 113MM even further in the future.” Paal Bratlie concludes. 

For further information: 

Paal Bratlie, Executive Vice President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, tel (+47) 930 57 243 

Scott Burk, Director Business Development USA, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, tel (+1) +1-703-989-8262