The Common Remotely Operated Weapons System as a Force Multiplier
The Common Remotely Operated Weapons System, or CROWS, is a major improvement to firepower and survivability in lighter and smaller vehicles. Recently a U.S. Army poll listed the CROWS as one of the top 10 great inventions of 2008. The concept of a remote operated weapons turret is not new; the Cobra and Apache helicopters employ a similar device for use in the air with a similar CROWS-like system in development for the belly of the V-22 aircraft using a mini-gun.
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