ARLINGTON, VA, March 31, 2015 ̶ DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica Company, announced the signing today of a teaming agreement with the world’s leading supplier of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) filtration products to deliver state-of-the-art environmental control and protection systems to the warfighter.
The agreement between DRS Technologies and Israel-based Beth-El Industries brings together exceptional technologies from both companies to provide protection systems for combat vehicles and multiple types of shelters utilized in forward operating bases.
In today’s combat environment, improving protection levels for weapons of mass destruction is not something to be taken lightly. DRS understands that, and developing an improved CBRN protection system to address these increasing threats demonstrates its commitment to this country’s uniformed men and women around the world.
As a supplier of environmental conditioning systems for military vehicles and shelters for more than 20 years, DRS has designed and manufactured specialized heating and air conditioning equipment for military applications including tactical shelter-based environmental control units, environmental control systems for military vehicle platforms, mobile, ground-based flight line air conditioners and rugged mobile shelters and trailers.
“Beth-El is excited to work with DRS in a joint effort to provide a superior CBRN filtration system to the U.S. Warfighter,” said Jehudah Fehlauer, head of marketing and sales and business development for Beth-El.
“DRS is always striving to offer the best protection for our troops. Partnering with Beth-El Industries allows us to provide superior products,” said Roger Sexauer, president of the DRS Maritime & Combat Support Systems group. “We look forward to expanding our protection systems for the warfighter and giving them an extra peace of mind as we leverage the world’s best filtration technology and combine it with our world-class environmental systems,” Sexauer continued.
Beth-El has been designing and manufacturing CBRN collective protection filtration systems for the past 40 years. For more than ten years they have exported their technology for use by over 60 armies worldwide including many NATO forces. As a result their CBRN systems have been tested and qualified by international standards institutes from countries all over the world. For more information about Beth-El, please visit the company’s website at www.beind.com.
About DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide and is a two-time recipient of the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence as well as three James S. Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide.