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.
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.