PARSIPPANY, N.J, 9 July 2007.DRS Technologies Inc. won a $7 million one-year contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), to continue providing hardware components for the joint USAF and U.S. Army Deployable Power Generation and Distribution System (DPGDS) program.
The contracting command is the 688th Armament Systems Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and the work will be accomplished by the DRS Technical Services business unit in Alexandria, Va.
The contract is a follow-on award based on the original contract DRS received in March 1998. To date, the company has received approximately $311 million for its work establishing the DPGDS as the next-generation Prime Power System for airfield and field operations.
Under the contract, DRS will provide primary power and secondary distribution equipment for the DPGDS program to support numerous Air Force flight line operations, industrial support facilities, and overall garrison functions for a semi-permanent deployed force.
"The DPGDS gives Air Force and Army commanders the flexibility, reliability, and therefore, the confidence, to know they have the electrical power at their disposal that is necessary to meet a wide array of operational contingencies and missions whether they are training stateside or deployed overseas," says Dr. Mitchell B. Rambler, president of the company's Technical Services business segment.