DRS to provide fiber-optic communications for Navy warships

BUFFALO, N.Y., 5 July 2005. Engineers from the DRS Technologies Electronic Warfare and Network Systems unit in Buffalo, N.Y., will provide AN/USQ-82(V) Fiber Optic Data Multiplex Systems (FODMS) for U.S. Navy DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers.

BUFFALO, N.Y., 5 July 2005. Engineers from the DRS Technologies Electronic Warfare and Network Systems unit in Buffalo, N.Y., will provide AN/USQ-82(V) Fiber Optic Data Multiplex Systems (FODMS) for U.S. Navy DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers.

FODMS is a general-purpose, dual-network system for shipboard communications that provides data and integrated communications between propulsion and power-control systems, steering, navigation sensors, weapons systems, alarms, indicators and integrated bridge systems, as well as Aegis combat systems.

The $8.4 million contract came to DRS from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Washington. Product deliveries will be from October 2006 through April 2007. Including the latest award, DRS has received approximately $52 million in orders on the FODMS program.

The FODMS is based on the military Survivable Adaptable Fiber Optic Embedded Network (SAFENET) standard. For more information contact DRS online at www.drs.com.

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