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DRS Technologies Awarded Naval Communication, Missile Launch Tech Contracts

DRS Technologies Awarded Naval Communication, Missile Launch Tech Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event

DRS- ExecutiveMosaicDRS Technologies has announced three contracts the company was awarded provide digital combat, network communication and missile launching systems to the U.S. Navy.

One contract has $96 million ceiling value over five years and covers work to produce, integrate and deploy the Common Display System Technology Insertion-12 for surface vessels, DRS said Monday.

The Navy also awarded the company a potential $28.5 million contract to manufacture AN/USQ-82(V) Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex Systems for integration into U.S. and Australian ships.

GEDMS works as a high-speed network designed to manage data for vessel operation, maintenance and survivability.

DRS also received a $48 million subcontract to deliver power supply and launch control units for the MK41 Vertical Launching System that Lockheed Martin is building for the Navy.

The missile launcher is designed to operate with guided missile cruisers and destroyers, allied navy surface combatants and a ground-based component of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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