DRS AND TAWAZUM HOLDING TO COLLABORATE ON WORLD CLASS LINE OF TACTICAL WHEELED VEHICLES

ARLINGTON, VA, June 11, 2012 -- DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Tawazun Holding’s NIMR Automotive to collaborate on the advancement of NIMR Automotive’s world class line of tactical wheeled vehicles. 

DRS Technologies is a leading provider in the field of advanced vehicle architectures with over 400,000 fielded systems in U.S. military tactical and combat vehicles and many international defence forces. DRS has significant capability in delivering vehicle digitization solutions and provides a skill set that is complementary to NIMR Automotive’s vehicle design, development and production capabilities.

NIMR Automotive is committed to delivering tactical vehicles that meet the most stringent customer demands. By integrating DRS Technologies’ advanced vehicle electronics and electro-optics systems into its vehicles, NIMR Automotive will expand and improve its current C4ISR capabilities. DRS Technologies is a leading provider of advanced vehicle architectures with over 400,000 systems fielded in U.S. and international military tactical and combat vehicles.

The collaboration is focused on ensuring that the NIMR Tactical Wheeled Vehicle range is equipped to deliver effective C4ISR solutions in such areas as Local Situational Awareness, vehicle and tactical communications, health and usage monitoring and battle management.

Central to the DRS vehicle architecture is C4InSight™ which delivers an integrated C4ISR management system that enables commanders and platform operators to control and interface with sensors, communication equipment, mission command applications, navigational devices, and platform vetronics from any workstation on the platform.

In addition, via the tactical network, all of the voice, video, and data from these platform devices can be interconnected with adjacent platforms and remote command posts, including those of coalition partners.

The DRS electronics architecture will allow NIMR Automotive to effectively address the challenges of reducing the size, weight and power (SWaP) of the hardware required, creating a far better environment for the vehicle crews.

“There is increasing demand for networkable C4ISR platforms in the market today. The DRS Technologies and NIMR Automotive collaboration addresses this demand by combining a line of proven military ground vehicles with world class vehicle architecture and systems, thus creating an advanced C4ISR platform,” says Mike Sarrica, president of DRS Network and Communication Solutions.

About DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. (FNC.MI) which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide.

About NIMR

NIMR Automotive is a vehicle manufacturer based in Abu Dhabi, providing a portfolio of products to address the varied needs of international Armed Forces and internal security organizations. The firm designs, develops and produces customizable, interoperable platforms, offering transport solutions for a wide range of combat and non-combat scenarios.

About Tawazun

NIMR Automotive is a subsidiary of Tawazun Holding, a strategic investment firm based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is selectively building manufacturing and engineering businesses that are helping to contribute to the UAE’s fast-growing industrial backbone across four areas: aerospace, automotive, ammunitions, metals & technology.

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