Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS) enhanced with LRADs
SAN DIEGO, CA – October 10, 2023 – Genasys Inc. (NASDAQ: GNSS), the global provider of Protective Communications solutions, today announced a $1 million contract with the U.S. Army to design and build the first CROWS-AHD prototypes. This effort is a continuation of the CROWS-AHD Technical Feasibility Study that Genasys completed earlier this year.
“Adding LRAD 450XLs to CROWS is a natural extension of our successful U.S. Army AHD Program of Record,” said Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of Genasys Inc. “This innovative merging of two existing technologies will improve operational effectiveness and reduce the incidence of non-combatant casualties.”
CROWS are stabilized weapons mounts with a sensor suite and fire control software that enables on-the-move target acquisition and engagement. The addition of an LRAD 450XL provides a non-kinetic, scalable escalation of force (EOF) capability that allows an operator to communicate and engage with a perceived threat prior to having to employ lethal force.
The feasibility study is being conducted by the Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, located in Ft. Belvoir, VA. PEO Soldier’s mission is to rapidly deliver agile/adaptive, leading edge Soldier capabilities in order to provide combat overmatch today and in the future.
The fiscal year 2024 defense appropriations bill is expected to provide initial funding for the CROWS-AHD program and Congress has expressed an interest in accelerating the fielding of this capability. The current contract funds the effort through May 2024.
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Genasys Inc. (NASDAQ: GNSS) is the global leader in Protective Communications Solutions and Systems, designed around one premise: ensuring organizations and public safety agencies are “Ready when it matters™.” The company provides the Genasys Protect platform, the most comprehensive portfolio of preparedness, response, and analytics software and systems, as well as Genasys Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD®) that deliver directed, audible voice messages with intelligible vocal clarity from close range to 5,500 meters. Genasys serves state and local governmental agencies, and education (SLED); enterprise organizations in critical sectors such as oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, and automotive; and federal governments and the military. Genasys Protective Communications Solutions have diverse applications, including emergency warning and mass notification for public safety, critical event management for enterprise companies, de-escalation for defense and law enforcement, and automated detection of real-time threats like active shooters and severe weather. Today, Genasys protects over 70 million people globally and is used in more than 100 countries, including more than 500 cities, counties, and states in the U.S. For more information, visit genasys.com.
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