22 Sep 03. DRS Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: DRS – News) announced today that it has received a $15.5m order to provide processor and computer products for digital battlefield applications supporting British armed forces under the United Kingdom’s BOWMAN program.
The contract was awarded to DRS by General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd., headquartered in Oakdale, South Wales, United Kingdom, and a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD – News). For this award, DRS will provide Platform Battlefield Information System Applications (BISA) Processor Units, Commander’s Crew Stations (CCSs) and various computer components, including hard disk drives, keyboards and batteries. Work for this contract will be accomplished by the company’s DRS Tactical Systems units in Palm Bay, Florida, and Farnham, Surrey, U.K. Product deliveries are expected to commence in early 2004 and continue through 2007.
“This award recognizes DRS as a market leader in high-performance, rugged computers for a variety of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) applications supporting battlefield digitization,” said Steven T. Schorer, president of DRS’s Electronic Systems Group. “Our strong record of experience, innovative design and proven product performance remain key factors in our continuing participation on this important program.”
The Platform BISA Processor Unit is a compact version of the company’s Scorpion(TM) notebook computer system, which DRS provides for the core BOWMAN contract, but without the keyboard and display. The unit processes system applications and Command and Control (C2) data. The Commander’s Crew Station is a display device used for situational awareness. Together, these systems provide improved combat support, real- time command and control capabilities, enhanced interoperability and situational awareness, assuring a seamless flow of battle command information.