Major US weapons contract for Norwegian Kongsberg
The Norwegian Kongsberg Group has booked an order valued at NOK 152 million from the US Army. The order is part of the NOK 8 billion Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS) framework agreement signed earlier.
CROWS is a joint acquisition programme for weapon stations for the US Army`s vehicle programmes. A common solution which it is claimed will result in substantial efficiency gains in respect of protection, training, support and further development.
KONGSBERG is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers engaged in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.
In 2008, KONGSBERG had a turnover of NOK 11 billion and 5 243 employees in more than 25 countries.