The U.S. Army is receiving a weapon technology known as the CROWS, allowing the gunner with the ability to acquire and engage targets while inside a vehicle, protected by its armor. The CROWS stands for Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station, mounted to the top of a vehicle, equipped with daytime and thermal cameras, able to rotate 360 degrees, see up to 1,500 meters away, and compatible with four major crew weapon systems. It is designed to mount on a variety of vehicle platforms and supports the Mk 19 grenade launcher, M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun, M240B Machine Gun, and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.


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