September 23, 2011
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Electronics Mechanic John Gower performs tests on a Common Remotely Operated Weapons System, or CROWS. Gower works in the depot's Bradley Fighting Vehicle Branch.
Tobyhanna Army Depot has been tasked to paint about 100 of the systems, which are used on M1 Abrams tanks. The systems are tested to make sure they function properly, disassembled, painted, reassembled and tested again.
Other CROWS versions are used on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Systems, Humvees and Stryker vehicles.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.