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DRS Electro-Optical Orders Reach $44 Million

Photonics.com
Apr 2003
PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 7 -- DRS Technologies Inc. announced it has received new contracts worth approximately $44 million to provide electro-optical components, spares, and support and repair services for the mast-mounted sight (MMS) on the US Army's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

MMS is an integrated, multisensor electro-optical sighting system that uses visible and advanced infrared technology to gather imagery and target acquisition data during the day or night under harsh battlefield conditions. MMS is considered critical in forward battle areas and reconnaissance missions.

The contracts were awarded to DRS by the US Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal in Ala. Work for these awards will be accomplished by the company's DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems unit in Anaheim, Calif. and the DRS Optronics unit in Melbourne, Fla. Product deliveries are expected to be completed by July 2004.

The MMS includes a high-resolution television camera for long-range target detection; a thermal imaging sensor for navigation, target acquisition and designation; a laser range finder/designator for target location and guidance of Hellfire missiles and designation for Copperhead artillery rounds; and a boresight assembly that provides in-flight sensor alignment.

For more information, visit: www.drs.com



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