DRS provides terminals for Army network

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 28 Sept. 2005. DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been competitively awarded a $31 million contract, representing initial funding on a contract valued at $194 million over the next five years, to provide Joint Tactical Terminals (JTTs) under the U.S. Army's Joint Tactical Terminal-Integrated Broadcast Service (JTT-IBS) program.

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 28 Sept. 2005. DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been competitively awarded a $31 million contract, representing initial funding on a contract valued at $194 million over the next five years, to provide Joint Tactical Terminals (JTTs) under the U.S. Army's Joint Tactical Terminal-Integrated Broadcast Service (JTT-IBS) program.

The JTTs will provide war fighters throughout the armed services with near real-time tactical intelligence and targeting information.

They will support a worldwide network that supplies critical data to battlefield, air and maritime operations, command and decision centers and other support networks. The JTTs will serve as key elements of the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS), which integrates various command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems.

The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract was awarded to DRS by the U.S. Army's Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Product deliveries will commence in nine months.

"This award strengthens our position as a key supplier in the tactical secure communications marketplace," said Steven T. Schorer, president of DRS's C4I Group. "Our JTT solution leverages the engineering and manufacturing expertise of multiple businesses throughout DRS. Our domain knowledge in communications receiver, transmitter and data link systems provides a solid foundation for successful delivery of the JTTs."

DRS is recognized as a leading provider of C4I and intelligence equipment for the U.S. military. The company develops and manufactures tactical receivers, high-frequency (HF) data communications equipment, data link modems and signals intelligence (SIGINT) receivers and tuners.

DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., provides leading edge products and services to defense, government intelligence and commercial customers. Focused on defense technology, DRS develops and manufactures a broad range of mission critical systems. The company employs 6,000 people worldwide. For more information, see www.drs.com.

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