DRS to provide electronic manufacturing services for Bradley Fighting Vehicle

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., 11 Oct. 2005. Engineers at BAE Systems are hiring the DRS Laurel Technologies unit in Johnstown, Pa., to manufacture cable sets for the U.S. Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle armored personnel carrier.

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., 11 Oct. 2005. Engineers at BAE Systems are hiring the DRS Laurel Technologies unit in Johnstown, Pa., to manufacture cable sets for the U.S. Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle armored personnel carrier.

BAE is awarding a $30 million contract to DRS to do the electronic manufacturing on the A3 Bradley Combat Systems.

BAE Systems is the prime contractor for developing and building the Bradley. For this award, DRS will produce build-to-spec cable sets for the Bradley A3.

"Our customer's confidence in the quality of our services and reliability of our performance supports their objectives for cost-effective, sustainable and maintainable combat systems," says Steven T. Schorer, president of DRS's C4I Group.

DRS will do the work from July 2006 through July 2007. To date, DRS Laurel Technologies has delivered more than 41,000 cables for more than 500 Bradley vehicles, company officials say.

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