XM153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) is a stabilized mount that contains a sensor suite and fire control software, allowing on-the-move target acquisition and first-burst target engagement. The CROWS sensor suite includes a video camera, thermal camera, and a laser rangefinder, enabling accurate target detection and engagement under day and night conditions. CROWS is designed to mount on any tactical vehicle, and supports the MK19 Grenade Machine Gun, the .50 Caliber M2 Machine Gun, the M240B Machine Gun, and the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. More than 600 systems have been fielded to support Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
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