DRS to provide electro-optical components for Army Raytheon LRAS3 reconnaissance and surveillance system

MELBOURNE, Fla., 6 April 2011. Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems integrators at the Raytheon Co. Network Centric Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, needed electro-optical subassemblies for the U.S. Army Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3) system. They found their solution from the DRS Technologies Reconnaissance, Surveillance & Target Acquisition (RSTA) group in Melbourne, Fla. Raytheon Network Centric Systems awarded DRS RSTA a $20.3 million order for integrated optical benches, telescope/afocals, vehicle-mounted yokes, stovepipes and other components of the LRAS3 system.

Apr 6th, 2011
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MELBOURNE, Fla., 6 April 2011.Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems integrators at the Raytheon Co. Network Centric Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, needed military electro-optical subassemblies for the U.S. Army Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3) system. They found their solution from the DRS Reconnaissance, Surveillance & Target Acquisition (RSTA) Technologies group in Melbourne, Fla.Raytheon Network Centric Systems awarded DRS RSTA a $20.3 million order for integrated optical benches, telescope/afocals, vehicle-mounted yokes, stovepipes and other components of the LRAS3 system, which an infrared sensor system that helps Army combat vehicle crews detect, recognize, identify, and pinpoint targets at long ranges.Typical users of the Raytheon LRAS3 surveillance and reconnaissance system are Army scouts operating Stryker and Humvee combat vehicles who are looking for enemy positions and activities while remaining outside the ranges of enemy weapons.

The electro-optical components order to DRS RSTA from Raytheon is the third order of a multi-year contract that Raytheon awarded to DRS three years ago. DRS has started deliveries under the latest order, and should be finished by this September.

For more information contact DRS RSTA online at www.drs.com/Products/RSTA, or Raytheon Network Centric Systems at www.raytheon.com/businesses/ncs.

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