First US Army Javelin firing from Kongsberg CROWS-J

Fort Carson, 27 April 2022 – 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, became the first ground combat force in the U.S. Army to fire a FGM-148 Javelin using the [Kongsberg] Common Remote Weapon Station-Javelin system from a Stryker, making it the most lethal formation in the U.S. Army, April 28 at Fort Carson, Colo. The [Kongsberg] CROWS-J is a stabilized mount that contains a sensor suite and fire control software, allowing on-the-move target reference points, programmable target reference points, programmable sector surveillance scanning, automatic target racking and programmable no-fire zones.

Fort Carson soldiers fired Javelin anti-tank missiles from the Kongsberg CROWS-J system mounted on Strykers. Previously, soldiers had to be on the ground and manually fire them.

“To be on an elevated, protected surface while firing this anti-tank round is very exciting and it means more survivor-ability for our soldiers,” said Captain Jacob Poag, Infantry Officer with the 2nd Brigade. “With the addition of the CROW-J system we are the most modernized striker unit in the United States Army,” said Poag. “There’s a demand for the Strykers to have anti-tank capabilities all across the world. So no matter what location, we’re just trying to be the most ready brigade possible to go out and deploy these weapon systems at range.” Source: KKTV

“The CROWS-J missile system gives us enhanced anti-armor capabilities and demonstrates that the Mountain Warrior Brigade is the most agile, modern, and lethal ground force in the U.S. Army,” said Maj. Jason Elmore, 2SBCT Public Affairs Officer. Source: Fox 21

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Photo courtesy US Army © Maj. Jason Elmore, 2ns BCT, 4th ID Public Affairs