SOURCE: DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies

May 06, 2010 03:01 ET

$100 Million Dollar Contract Awarded to DRS Defense Technical Services for U.S. Customs and Border Protection License Plate Readers

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) -

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • DRS Technical Services Inc., a DRS Defense Solutions company, announced today that its Maritime & Security Solutions business unit was awarded a fixed price, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $100 million to enhance and expand the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency's license plate reader (LPR) program.

  • DRS will work closely with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to deploy the next generation of LPR mobile and handheld technology at land border ports of entry and border check points.

  • DRS will use Elsag North America cameras, processors and special license plate reading software in support of the CBP mission.

Executive Quote

  • Dr. Mitchell Rambler, president of DRS Technical Services, Inc.: "DRS Technical Services is pleased to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, in its mission to secure U.S. borders. Our team will bring world-class products and services to this critical homeland security initiative."

About DRS Technical Services:

  • DRS Technical Services, Inc., headquartered in Herndon, VA, provides turnkey, full lifecycle communications and security systems to defense and homeland security organizations, as well as other federal, state and international government organizations.

About DRS Defense Solutions:

  • DRS Defense Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of DRS Technologies, Inc., is headquartered in Bethesda, MD and is composed of seven lines of business with more than 3000 employees around the globe. DRS Defense Solutions is a diversified business providing advanced products, services and systems integration in the areas of intelligence and sensor technologies, security, cyber warfare, sonar, communications, electronic warfare, training systems, satellite communications, control systems and unmanned technologies.

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