Strykers awaiting upgrades at Fort Carson. (Photo: DVIDS)
With the upgrade, the unit is the most modernized Stryker brigade in the U.S. Army. CROWS and CROWS-J improve crew safety and survivability by allowing soldiers to engage threats from inside the Stryker.
The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (2SBCT) of the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division has begun fielding and training activities with the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) and CROWS-Javelin (CROWS-J) in Fort Carson, Colorado.
With the upgrade, the unit is the most modernized Stryker brigade in the U.S. Army. A picture of a line of stryker pending upgrades at Fort Carson was posted on February 17 on the DVIDS website.
The fielding of the new systems is part of a larger effort to give Strykers more lethal capabilities and improve the U.S. military’s ability to detect, identify, and destroy targets as well as gain overshoot against threats from peers.
CROWS and CROWS-J also improve crew safety and survivability by allowing soldiers to engage threats from inside the Stryker, providing a deadlier approach to eliminating threats from a distance.
2SBCT began its transition from a light infantry brigade to a Stryker Brigade in mid-2020 and became fully mission capable as a Stryker Brigade in late 2021.