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  • DRS Technologies Receives Military Orders

Photonics Spectra
Dec 2006
DRS Technologies Inc. of Parsippany, N.J., has received two military-related orders worth $42 million. One, worth $30 million, is to manufacture the pilotage and targeting receiver assemblies for the Arrowhead forward-looking infrared system for the US Army Apache attack helicopters. A second order, worth $12 million, is to produce Knight precision targeting systems, mission equipment electronic units and other components for integration into more than 60 US Army M1117 armored security vehicles.

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