DRS TECHNOLOGIES RECEIVES $7M CONTRACT TO PROVIDE MOBILE RANGE SIMULATOR SYSTEMS FOR BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
14 Sep 05. DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received a $7m contract to provide ground-based, transportable range simulator systems to upgrade calibration facilities for the British Royal Navy. The systems, to be deployed at the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) Skipness and Portland Bill sites and other MoD coastal sites in the U.K., will be used to calibrate direction finding equipment and validate electronic warfare libraries for British Royal Navy surface ships, submarines and aircraft.
The contract was awarded to DRS by QinetiQ Ltd. in Boscombe Down, Salisbury, the
United Kingdom. For this award, DRS will deliver and install two identical, ground-based, mobile range simulator systems and also provide factory and operational acceptance testing, post-design support, and maintenance, operations and safety training. Work for this contract will be accomplished by the company’s DRS EW & Network Systems (Canada) unit in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. Product deliveries are expected to be completed by December 2006.
“This new award enhances DRS’s position as a key international supplier of highquality range simulator software and systems for advanced applications,” said Fred L. Marion, president of DRS’s Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group. “Recognized as a leading designer of complex electronic warfare systems for a variety of customers throughout the world, our systems are playing an increasingly important role supporting national defense initiatives in the U.S. and abroad.”
Each EW system will consist of DRS’s TS-100 “Excalibur” Simulator System and
ThreatBuilderTM software, including custom-designed software with direction finding capability, antenna positioning and array equipment, video tracking system, transmitter, carry-on-board global positioning system (GPS) kit for ship tracking and bearing analysis support, and shore-based equipment to be housed in a mobile tactical ISO (International Standards Organization) shelter.