Kongsberg is expecting to deliver wireless fire-control capability to US forces - starting with the US Marine Corps (USMC) - by the end of 2020 under an existing 18-month contract.
Kongsberg is working to deliver a secure, network-based Multi-User Multi-Station (MUMS) capability under the existing Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) contract.
"The first customer is going to be Marine Corps," Scott Burk, Kongsberg US director of business development, told Jane's on 16 October during the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, DC. "They put in the money for the MUMs effort."
With MUMS, the USMC and the US Army can get the ability to wirelessly control and fire a variety of crew-served and anti-tank weapons thanks to the Kongsberg Cortex Integrated Combat Solution, which provides enhanced situational awareness and can conduct advanced target sharing and hand-off between weapons stations.
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