DRS to continue support for mast-mounted sensors for OH-58D scout and attack helicopter avionics

DALLAS, 11 March 2012. U.S. Army helicopter avionics experts needed a defense contractor for field service and logistics assistance for the mast-mounted sight (MMS) on the Army's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout and attack helicopter. They found their solution from the DRS Technologies Inc. Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Group in Dallas.

DRS RSTA won a $31.9 million contract Thursday from the Army Integrated Materiel Management Center (IMMC) of the Army’s Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. DRS RSTA also has a major operation in Melbourne, Fla.

The MMS integrates a high-resolution visible camera, thermal imaging sensor, and laser rangefinder and designator, as well as a system processor, power supply, and protective shrouds. The system is designed to enable the Kiowa Warrior helicopter to observe and designate targets from behind cover by elevating the sensor system above trees, hills, and other protection.

The MMS first was deployed on the Kiowa three decades ago, DRS officials say. Over the past 10 years, RSTA has produced and delivered electronics and sensors in regular updates of components for the MMS at depots overseas and in the United States to keep the system current.

This award provides RSTA with MMS upgrade funding during 2012, and includes program management, quality oversight, supply chain management, engineering resources, field service facilities and support, logistics resources, operations management, contract administration, and financial administration.

The services are part of a $400 million MMS master contract for 2009-2013 that follows on a prior five-year master contract that ran from 2004 through 2008, DRS officials say.

For more information contact DRS RSTA online at www.drs.com/Products/RSTA.

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TWO MOST RECENT WINNERS. "Nick from SPARWAR" and "Bridget from AOC."


Military & Aerospace Photos

Related Products

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

Sensors Unlimited GA1280JSX High Resolution, Mil-Rugged, Extended High Sensitivity InGaAs SWIR Camera

Manufactures a high resolution, mil-rugged, extended high-sensitivity 0.9 Mpixel InGaAs SWIR came...

M1U20xx 1U Military-Grade Computer System

The M1U20xx Military-Grade Rack Mount System is a reliable high-performance mil-spec 1U solution ...

Related Companies

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc (X-ES)

 Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and support of standard and ...

American Infrared Solutions (AIRS)

Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the latest hardware and software trends for high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications in demanding military signals intelligen...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

Engineering the VPX high-speed data path for physical and signal integrity

Join Arrow Electronics and TE Connectivity, for an overview webinar of the standards, technologies and trends involving VITA and TE.

social activity

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE