Army orders more Kongsberg RWS units

Jan. 7, 2010 at 4:10 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has modified a contract with Kongsberg for the company to deliver additional remote weapon station technologies under an existing framework.

Norway-based Kongsberg announced the Army has ordered more than 3,500 more of the company's Protector RWS units as part of an effort to increase troop safety by enabling remotely controlled target acquisition.

The modified contract is part of Kongsberg's Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station II framework deal with the Army.

"The U.S. Army has long demanded state-of-the-art technology to both save Soldiers' lives and increase their battlefield effectiveness," Knut Saeter, Kongsberg Protech Systems in Virginia vice president, said in a statement.

"The extension of the CROWS II framework agreement underscores the significant role that the Protector RWS plays in meeting those demands."

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