DRS TECHNOLOGIES AT AUSA
DRS – Booth #1101 – Senior corporate executives, including Chairman, President and CEO, Mark S. Newman, and business segment presidents will be present.
DRS had another exciting year and is proud of the tremendous strides it made in helping the U.S. Army enhance its capabilities to respond to a wide range of military and homeland security missions. We are anxious to talk about recent events, developments, and our current products and solutions to address the needs of military forces, government organizations and fellow defense technology companies around the world.
This year Business 2.0 Magazine named DRS one of the 100 fastest growing technology companies in the U.S. for a third straight year. Defense News named DRS the 21st largest defense contractor in the world, and number 8 on its “Fast Track Fifty” list of defense firms.
The DRS capabilities to be exhibited include:
1. DRS and Leading Computer Manufacturer to Develop New Rugged Notebook Computer – DRS plans to team with a leader in the computing technology industry to produce a new fully-rugged notebook computer for the military, civilian government and industrial markets. DRS’ Tactical Systems business unit in Melbourne, Florida will design and manufacture the notebook computer with a product launch expected this January. DRS’ partner will supply the electrical and computing technology while DRS will provide the hardened design and manufacture them leveraging many of the same techniques it has used for the computers it supplies the Army and Marine Corps.
2. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles – Each of the company’s four business segments provide capabilities to all of the prime contractors selected by the U.S. military to produce MRAP vehicles. These capabilities include hull and chassis manufacturing, and products and systems such as driver’s vision enhancers (DVE), embedded vehicle diagnostic systems, night vision and thermal imaging systems, ruggedized computer systems, and electro optical sensor payloads.
3. DRS Now Delivering FBCB2 Appliqué Computer Systems With New Technology – After delivering more than 50,000 computers via contracts totaling more than $500m the C4I Business Segment has begun delivering second generation computers for the U.S. Army’s FBCB2 program. The computers now have multi-core processing units, increased memory, and expansion capability to allow future technology improvements.
4. DRS Delivers First M1200 Armored Knight Vehicle – The Sustainment Systems Business Segment recently delivered the first M1200 Armored Knight Vehicle to the U.S. Army. The segment’s Knight Mission Equipment Package is integrated into the U.S. Army’s M1117 Armored Security Vehicle. Once the company’s Knight Mission Equipment Package is installed on the M1117, it becomes the M1200 Armored Knight Vehicle and is employed by field artillery units.
5. DRS Awarded for its Work on Driver’s Vision Enhancers (DVE) – The RSTA Business Segment received a certificate of appreciation and personal visit from the U.S. Army’s Office of Project Manager for Stryker Brigade Combat Team (PM SBCT) after delivering hundreds of the DVEs 10 months ahead of schedule, and in less than 30 days from the initial request. The request was to support the troop surge in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. To date, the RSTA and C4I Business Segments have been awarded approximately $100m in orders during calendar year 2007 from the U.S. Army to produce and install DVEs on combat vehicles.
6. DRS’ Airborne Sensor Payloads – The RSTA Business Segment currently has contracts to provide the sensor payloads on the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems’ (FCS) Class I unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), FCS Class IV UAV, FCS Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV), the Shadow 200 RQ-7B UAV, and the hardware and software airborne payload for Northrop Grumman’s Airborne Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Minefield Detection System (ASTAM