TACOM awards $10 million contract to DRS for maintenance information system

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 5 September 2006. DRS Technologies Inc. has been awarded a $10 million contract to develop and integrate a condition-based maintenance information system for the U.S. Army's ground combat vehicle fleet. The contract's objectives are to develop a capability to monitor, record, and communicate operating parameters to an enterprise logistics network.

Sep 5th, 2006

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 5 September 2006. DRS Technologies Inc. has been awarded a $10 million contract to develop and integrate a condition-based maintenance information system for the U.S. Army's ground combat vehicle fleet.

The contract's objectives are to develop a capability to monitor, record, and communicate operating parameters to an enterprise logistics network. The company also will apply a set of decision-support tools to conduct logistics maintenance analyses for the U.S. Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Abrams Main Battle Tanks, and family of Medium Tactical Vehicles.

The contract was awarded to DRS by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC), Rock Island, Illinois, for the Program Manager, Heavy Brigade Combat Team in Warren, Michigan.

This contract includes the system development, integration, and initial field evaluation of the system in an operational brigade. Work for this contract will be performed by the company's DRS Test & Energy Management unit in Huntsville, Alabama
The Condition Based Maintenance System will monitor and analyze the performance of combat vehicles and tactical systems, and will report vehicle information and status to an enterprise logistics network that can react to real or anticipated failures in a timely manner.

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