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DRS Technologies Gets Army, Navy Contracts
Dec 2001
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 19 -- DRS Technologies Inc. announced it has been awarded contracts from both the Army and the Navy. The Navy contracts total approximately $35.3 million to provide production, spares and engineering services for its AN/UYQ-70 advanced display systems and related computer peripheral equipment for the Aegis class and other major surface ships, as well as for the Virginia class NSSN new attack submarines. DRS has also been awarded $4.1 million of an estimated $7.8 million increment, as part of a potential $104.4 million contract, from the US Army to develop, deliver and test four prototype improved thermal sight systems (ITSS). The will be accomplished by the company's DRS Laurel Technologies unit in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

For the Navy contracts, the company's DRS Laurel Technologies unit in Johnstown, Penn., will manufacture the next-generation, commercial off-the-shelf-based systems. Engineering services, provided by the DRS Electronic Systems unit in Gaithersburg, Md., will include life-cycle support products and product improvements for existing AN/UYQ-70 advanced display systems and related peripherals. Technology upgrades will include new internal secure and nonsecure communication solutions, thin client-based low-mass workstations and the computer-aided dead reckoning tracer (CADRT), which will replace old electromechanical dead-reckoning tracers and first-generation CADRTs. System deliveries are expected to continue throughout 2002. The awards were received from Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems in Eagan,
Minn., the company's industry teammate and the prime contractor on the AN/UYQ-70 program.

The Army contract contains options for the production of more than 400 ITSS systems, and for installation, training and five years of integrated logistics support services. Product deliveries and service support are expected to extend through 2009. The contract was received by DRS from the US Army's Tank and Automotive Command in Warren, Mich.

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