DRS TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED $9.8M IN NEW U.S ORDERS
TO PRODUCE U.S. NAVY DISPLAY AND SONAR SYSTEMS
19 Sep 02. DRS Technologies, Inc.(NYSE: DRS) announced today that it has received several new orders with a combined value of approximately $9.8m to provide production, spares and engineering services for the U.S. Navy’s AN/UYQ-70 Advanced Display Systems, related computer peripheral equipment and AN/SQQ-89 Sonar Systems for the Navy’s Aegis class ships, other major surface ships and Virginia class NSSN New Attack Submarines.
The awards were received from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Tactical
Systems in Eagan, Minnesota, the company’s industry teammate and the prime contractor on the AN/UYQ-70 program.
The manufacture of these next-generation, COTS-based systems will be accomplished by the company’s DRS Laurel Technologies unit in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Engineering services, provided by the company’s DRS Electronic Systems unit in Gaithersburg, Maryland, will include the provision of life cycle support products and product improvements for existing AN/UYQ-70 Advanced Display Systems, related peripherals and AN/SQQ-89 Sonar Systems. Technology upgrades will enhance Advanced Tactical Servers (ATS), Multi-Function Servers (MFS) and the Enhanced Control Display Workstation (ECDWS).
“These new contracts reaffirm the company’s position as a leading
supplier of naval combat display systems, sonar systems and advanced ship technologies,” said Mark S. Newman, DRS Technologies’ chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our long-term participation on the UYQ-70 program has provided the Navy with the latest processing and display technology, while reducing costs associated with the upgrading, integration and maintenance of combat systems. As an integral part of the Navy’s network-centric tactical warfare environment for sea, land and air applications, our systems are designed to support rapid data exchange between cooperative forces and are the cornerstones in the Navy’s fleet modernization initiatives.”
The AN/UYQ-70 workstations are being installed throughout the U.S.
Navy’s surface, subsurface and air fleet, including its LHA class amphibious assault platforms, USS Los Angeles class SSN 688 Attack Submarines and E-2C Hawkeye aircraft, as well as Aegis class surface ships and Virginia class NSSN New Attack Submarines.
The AN/UYQ-70 workstations incorporate the latest information
processing and display technology and are becoming the Navy’s common
computer display consoles. For the AN/UYQ-70 program, DRS is manufacturing a family of display consoles that integrate the latest commercial computing technology and systems for combat, command and control, and mission-essential applications. One of the first standard combat computer systems implemented with an openly designed architecture, the UYQ-70 supports the common operating environment being implemented in surface, subsurface, land and airborne military platforms. Its design provides the most flexible display and computing infrastructure available to allow the Navy and other Department of Defense customers to accommodate new combat system development or the upgrade of existing systems. The UYQ-70 workstations are designed to provide benefits throughout their life cycle, including low cost of ownership, improved maintainability, faster technology insertion, smooth integration with legacy systems and adaptability to new environments.
The AN/SQQ-89 is the U.S. Navy’s surface ship undersea warfare
combat system in service on more than 100 destroyers, cruisers and frigates. The AN/SQQ-89 Integrated Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Combat System suite is the most advanced ASW system in the world. With an integrated undersea warfare detection, classification, display and targeting capability, the system combines and processes all active sonar information, and processes and displays all SH-60B Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) MK III sensor data.