SOURCE: DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies

February 15, 2010 06:00 ET

DRS Technologies Moves Ahead on 134,000 sq. ft. Expansion of Its Melbourne Facility

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - February 15, 2010) - DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it is progressing on schedule in the 134,000 sq. ft. expansion of its existing 142,000 sq. ft. facility on Babcock Street in Melbourne, Florida.

The new addition includes space for expanded manufacturing, research and development, administration, business development and human resources.

The expanded facility will allow the company to consolidate its manufacturing and engineering capabilities under one roof. Currently, the Company's Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition ("RSTA") operations in Florida are conducted out of both the Melbourne facility on Babcock Street and a facility in Palm Bay.

"Our Melbourne facility has become the cornerstone of our thermal imaging business," said Terry Murphy, president of DRS' RSTA Group. "The expansion of our research and development capabilities will foster increased innovation that will directly benefit our customers, the men and women in uniform."

DRS Technologies has a long standing relationship with the Melbourne facility property owners, Sutton Properties, which has supported this expansion through investment and collaboration. In addition, the project benefited from the full support of the Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development, Brevard County, City of Melbourne, City of Palm Bay, Enterprise Florida and the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast.

DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. (FNC.MI) which employs more than 73,000 people worldwide. For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company's website at

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