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DRS Wins $18.3 Million Army IR Contract

Photonics.com
May 2001
PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 24 -- DRS Technologies Inc. has received an $18.3 million production contract for the Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon System program. Javelin is a man-portable, fire-and-forget, medium-range, antitank weapon system and is used by US Army and Marine Corps combat units. It also is approved through the US Army's Foreign Military Sales program for international procurement.
    The award was received from Raytheon Missile Systems Co., a unit of Raytheon Co. The company's DRS Infrared Technologies unit in Dallas, Texas, will produce Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (Gen II FLIR) detectors, Dewar assemblies and coolers for the Javelin's Command Launch Unit (CLU). DRS Technologies expects to receive additional options on this program, placing DRS-produced components and assemblies in service for approximately 3000 CLUs over the next four years.

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