Clear Vision™ for CROWS – JLTV and MRAP

Part#: 1330128

The CROWS for JLTV and MRAP is a series of remote weapon stations used by the US military on armored vehicles and ships. It allows weapon operators to engage targets without leaving the protection of their vehicle. The system is greatly limited and requires soldiers to place themselves in harm’s way without a lens-cleaning system. Clear Vision™ for CROWS provides a lens cleaning system for the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, which quickly cleans optics affected by environmental factors such as frost, rain, dust, dirt, oil, etc. Clear Vision™ for CROWS: rapid response to environmental factors that affect optics

Crows for the MRAP and JLTV Military vehicles

Specifications armament subsystem m153

  • Voltage Range (nominal): 9 – 32 V
  • Temperature Range (operational): -45° C – 85° C
  • Response Time: < 10 mS

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How far can the CROWs see with this lens-cleaning system?

The CROWS system is a powerful tool that helps our soldiers stay safe. It can see up to 1,500 meters away and can rotate 360 degrees. It is a robust system that can help in various ways. The system is essential to the military and helps keep our soldiers safe, and is an integral part of the military and helps keep our soldiers safe. Clear Vision™ for CROWS – JLTV and MRAP: a lens cleaning system for standard remotely operated weapons stations

MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) Clear Vision™

Clear Vision™ CROWS for JLTV and MRAP: multiple gas vehicles for cleaning optics

The military developed a JLTV (joint light tactical vehicle). It is a new light tactical vehicle that replaces the aging Humvee. Military input from personnel with firsthand experience using CROWS on the battlefield designed the JLTV. The Oshkosh Corporation completed the contract to build JLTVs for the US Army and Marine Corps. 

The MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) is an armored vehicle developed primarily by the United States Armed Forces and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The MRAP offers superior protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) than any other armored vehicle.

 

Other CROWS advantages are:

  1. Unique cartridge system for rapidly replenishing compressed air and fluid.
  2. Meager power requirements.
  3. Multiple solvent options for various operational environments.
  4. Multiple gas options: air, CO2, nitrogen.
  5. Optional additives such as hydrophobic fluid.
  6. Optional heated fluid/ air.

Hydrophobic fluid additive for cleaning in wet environments

 CROWS is a military acronym for “Crew-served, Remotely Operated Weapon Station.” CROWS is a system that allows soldiers to operate machine guns and other weapons from a safe distance.

The CROWS system was upgraded with the Clear Vision™ hydrophobic fluid additive for cleaning in wet environments. The Clear Vision™ additive helps keep the optics clean and transparent in all weather conditions, allowing soldiers to maintain their line of sight at all times.

When the operational capability degrades, a cleaning operation can be initiated at the push of a button, deploying compressed air and fluid. Various integration options and fluids are possible, depending upon requirements. SWaP is minimal.

Clear Vision™ for CROWS: heated fluid/air option for extreme cold or dust environments

CROWS is a system that provides soldiers with enhanced situational awareness while engaging targets from a protected position. The military uses the CROWS system currently and experienced widespread use in Iraq and Afghanistan in past years. CROWS system has been upgraded several times, most recently with the addition of a heated fluid/air option for extreme cold or dusty environments. This new upgrade allows soldiers to continue using it in even the harshest conditions.

Military officer and Crows for JLTV and MRAP Clear Vision vehicles
Lens cleaning system for Common Remotely Operated Weapons Stations on JLTV and MRAP Vehicles and ships

Cleaning capabilities improved.

The CROWS system is a critical piece of military hardware, providing situational awareness and target engagement for troops on the ground. However, when the system sometimes experiences poor visibility in specific environments. Ascencioné has now introduced Clear Vision™, a new enhancement to the CROWS system that dramatically improves its cleaning capabilities. Clear Vision™ uses high-definition cameras and sensors to provide clear images even in challenging environments, allowing troops to maintain their situational awareness and carry out their missions effectively.

How Clear Vision™ helps the CROWS system achieve its maximum potential

Ascencioné has now introduced Clear Vision™, a new enhancement to the CROWS system that dramatically improves its cleaning capabilities. Clear Vision™ uses high-definition cameras and sensors to provide clear images even in challenging environments, allowing troops with their JLTV and MRAPs to maintain their situational awareness and carry out their missions effectively.

The importance of a lens cleaning system 

A lens cleaning system is essential to maintaining the CROWS system, and it’s vital to ensure that you have one that meets your needs. Lens cleaning is important for a few reasons:

It is necessary to keep the optics clean to maintain performance.

It’s important to prevent dirt and other contaminants from getting on the system and causing damage.

A lens cleaning system can help extend the life of the CROWS system by preventing excessive wear on the optics.

Lens cleaning system for common remotely operated weapons station

  • Pressurized air
  • Pressurized fluid
  • Cleans optics with a remote button press
  • Restores clear vision and functionality when visibility has been affected by frost, rain, dust, dirt, oil, etc.
MRAP and JLTV how it connects to the CROWS

Why the CROWS system needs Clear Vision™ to be successful

It is important to ensure that your weapon can see clearly in all conditions. 

The CROWS system is a critical part of the modern battlefield. It allows troops to engage targets from behind cover while remaining safe. However, to be effective,  Clear Vision will help you succeed.

Extensible design: Besides cleaning the camera for the CROWS, it cleans cameras and LIDAR in many other applications – Leader-follower, robotics, etc.

Significantly improve performance with Clear Vision™

This system is a critical piece of military hardware, providing situational awareness and target engagement for troops on the ground. However, the system is improved with better visibility in specific environments. Ascencioné has now introduced Clear Vision™, a new enhancement to the CROWS system that dramatically improves its cleaning capabilities. Clear Vision™ uses high-definition cameras and sensors to provide clear images even in challenging environments, allowing troops with their JLTV and MRAPs to maintain their situational awareness and carry out their missions effectively.

Military Follower Vehicle that can carry supplies for the CROWS