DRS TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE U.S. ARMY WITH NEW INTEGRATED NIGHT VISION AND THERMAL TARGETING SYSTEM; VASTLY IMPROVES CAPABILITY AND SAFETY

ARLINGTON, VA, September 18, 2015 ̶ DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced today it has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Army to provide the company’s next-generation technology that integrates the most advanced, fused night vision goggle and thermal weapon sight technology, breaking new ground in battlefield capabilities for U.S. troops. 

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ARLINGTON, VA, September 18, 2015 ̶ DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced today it has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Army to provide the company’s next-generation technology that integrates the most advanced, fused night vision goggle and thermal weapon sight technology, breaking new ground in battlefield capabilities for U.S. troops. 

The contract, worth up to $367 million, involves the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and Family of Weapon Sight (Individual) programs. The new integrated night vision and thermal weapon system is designed to improve lethality, mobility, survivability and situational awareness for dismounted troops in degraded lighting and weather conditions. 

This third-generation goggle vastly improves situational awareness and is expected to change the way ground troops fight.  Connected through a wireless system, the weapon-mounted thermal sight is designed to transmit imagery to the night vision goggle.  This allows troops to stay protected while raising their weapon over an obstacle or around a corner, no longer exposing themselves to enemy fire to aim and fire their weapon.  The technology also allows soldiers to acquire and engage more rapidly.

“DRS has a long history of providing the U.S. military with leading thermal weapon sight and night vision technology and we look forward to providing this important future capability to ensure our warfighters remain the best equipped in the world,” said Shawn Black, vice president and general manager of Infrared Sensors and Systems at DRS Technologies.  “These devices are a result of years of DRS-led innovation and development through U.S. Army and DRS investment.  The result is a device that affordably and significantly improves the ability of troops to see and engage targets more rapidly in degraded combat conditions.”

This game-changing technology will provide U.S. troops with more safety and the technological edge on the battlefield while vastly improving mission effectiveness. 

“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the DRS team and its partners who understand the customer’s requirements for unique innovation and the development of superior products for our warfighters,” Black said. 

 

About DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies is a leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide.  The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, aviation logistics and avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions.  DRS is a two-time recipient of the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence and multiple James S. Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, which employs more than 50,000 people worldwide.  See the full range of capabilities at www.drs.com and on Twitter @drstechnologies.

 

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Michael Mount

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mmount@drs.com

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