United States Picatinny Arsenal has developed second screen for CROW Remotely Weapon Station 1401146
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Second screen for CROW turret
|Tuesday, January 14, 2013 11:21 AM|
|United States Picatinny Arsenal has developed second screen for CROW Remotely Weapon Station.|
The United States Picatinny Arsenal has developed a second screen for the CROW Remote weapon station allows more senior crew members typically situated in the front of a vehicle to lend their judgment to a gunner who may only have a year or two of experience under his belt.
CROW Remotely Weapon Station mounted on HUMVEE light tactical vehicle of U.S. Army
Additionally, the second screen gives the squadron commander the ability to reconnoiter potential targets out in sector far more effectively than he could with a pair of binoculars thanks to the 27-power daytime camera, thermal optics, and laser range finder of the CROWS.
When it comes to the Rules of Engagement, and Positive Identification requirements, the second screen is of tremendous value.
The Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station program, (CROWS or CROWS II) is an American remote weapon station that provides the operator with the ability to acquire and engage targets while inside a vehicle, protected by its armor. It is designed to mount on a variety of vehicle platforms and supports the MK19 Grenade Machine Gun, .50 Caliber M2 Machine Gun, M240B Machine Gun, and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.
The CROW control group mounts inside the vehicle includes a display, switches and joystick to provide full remote control of the weapon system. This enables the fighting crew to operate from inside armored combat vehicles, while still carrying out patrols, acquiring targets, and firing a variety of weapons more efficiently
The new screen provides other team members the same situational awareness as the gunner. CROWS provides added sensor capability to the DVE system to include 360 degree traverse and elevated point of view. Units can request the second screen cabling system via an operational needs
Assistant Product Manager Maj. Curtis Brooker and Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, or CROWS, Engineer Matthew Moeller demonstrate the second screen option developed at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. Army Acquisition professionals from Product Manager Crew Served Weapons helped develop and field a cabling system to route the video signal from the CROWS gunner's fire control unit in the back of a tactical vehicle to the Driver's Vision Enhancer screen situated in the front of a vehicle.