DRS System Aims to Help Army Track GPS-Guided Weapons

DRS logoDRS Technologies has won a $15.5 million contract to design and build a new targeting system for the U.S. Army to locate and mark GPS- and laser-guided munitions.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee, incrementally-funded contract covers the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Joint Effects Targeting System Target Location and Designation System program, DRS said Monday.

JETS is intended to provide dismounted forward observers and joint terminal attack controllers a tool to track the munitions and TLDS component aims to provide dismounted forward observers a precision target system.

DRS expects to complete the system by March 2016 and will make the prototype systems in Dallas and Melbourne, Fla.

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