Army bolsters Knight targeting system

ST. LOUIS, 29 June 2005. Engineered Support Systems, Inc. has received a $7.2 million order from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Mich., for system technical support and logistics services for the Knight Precision Targeting System.

Jun 29th, 2005

ST. LOUIS, 29 June 2005. Engineered Support Systems, Inc. has received a $7.2 million order from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Mich., for system technical support and logistics services for the Knight Precision Targeting System.

Knight is a precision targeting system consisting of a laser designator/rangefinder, thermal imager, digital command and control, blended inertial/Global Positioning System navigation and targeting, and a self-defense weapon. Its mission is to provide precision far target location and laser target designation for both artillery and air-delivered general purpose and precision-guided munitions.

Engineered Support's wholly-owned subsidiary Systems & Electronics Inc. (SEI) will provide the services in their St. Louis facility.

"To date, SEI has produced more than 140 Knight systems for the Army and Army National Guard. Knights are currently deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom," said Gerald A. Potthoff, Engineered Support's Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "With this order for technical and logistics support, we're now also able to provide for successful life cycle management for the Knight system."

Engineered Support Systems, Inc. provides advanced sustainment solutions including the design, manufacture and supply of integrated military electronics, support equipment and technical and logistics services for all branches of America's armed forces and certain foreign militaries, homeland security forces and selected government and intelligence agencies. The company also produces specialized equipment and systems for commercial and industrial applications. For more information, see www.engineeredsupport.com.

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