PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 21 -- DRS Technologies Inc., supplier of defense electronic systems to government and commercial markets worldwide, has received new contracts from the US Army totaling nearly $11.8 million. The company's DRS Sensor Systems unit in Torrance, Calif., and DRS Optronics unit in Palm Bay, Fla., will handle the contracts. The contracts were awarded by the Army's Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, NJ. DRS will supply engineering service and source development work for Second-Generation Forward Looking Infrared sighting systems. The systems will support the Army's Horizontal Technology Integration initiative and employ common night vision technology over many land platforms, including the Abrams M1A2 Main Battle Tank System Enhancement Package, the Bradley M2A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles and the M1025 and M1114 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles.