On Point with LTC Ascura of PEO Soldier on the Surge of CROWS
With the exponential growth of IEDs in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom the need to protect soldiers from the deadly blasts takes center stage in mission analysis. Vehicle protection has become an enormous factor in the overall protection of soldiers; however, vulnerability to the gunner has always been present.
The CROWS, or Common Remotely Operated Weapons System, is a solution to the enormous threat of a gunner sitting above the vehicles protective shell. The basis behind the CROWS...
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