As the increased U.S. troop commitment to Afghanistan begins to take hold and President Barrack Obama takes up the issue of whether more troops will be deployed, only one thing is certain. The CROWS II weapon system is saving lives in the fight against insurgents, particularly in the south and east of the country.
An article on BNET describes how even the Air Force, not normally associated with ground-based missions, has come to appreciate the safety offered by the CROWS II weapons system (Common Remote Operated Weapon Station). As it turns out, the Air Force has taken CROWS-equipped vehicles on more than 25 combat missions, according to the article. [...]
When U.S. Marines and Army troops fan out across Afghanistan’s Helmand Province this summer, the 75 employees of Smiths Machine of Cottondale, Alabama will be there with them. Though none of the highly skilled workers in this high-tech company will be in southern Afghanistan in person, their craftsmanship will be keeping American troops safer. Because, [...]