via Task and Purpose.
On March 21, Gen. Robert Abrams, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, stated FORSCOM’s position is that the Army should “immediately stop the fielding of CROWS-LP [Common Remote Operating Weapon Station – Low-Profile] systems to Forces Command Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABVT),” in a memorandum directed at the vice chief of staff for the Army, which was obtained by Task & Purpose.This is interesting. I can't wait to hear the details on this one.
The memo goes on to say, “The CROWS-LP system does not correct tank commander visual and fire control issues.”
Ten days later, Army Acquisition Command issued a stop-work order to CROWS Low-Profile manufacturer Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, according to a copy of the order, also obtained by Task & Purpose.
The problem is, nobody from the Army or the Defense Department seems to know the details of the stop-work order or the FORSCOM memo.