SOURCE: DRS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

DRS Technologies, Inc.

April 20, 2011 13:00 ET

ARMOR™ X10gx Rugged Tablet Computer Achieves Certification From Sprint™

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, announced that the ARMOR™ X10gx rugged tablet computer has been approved for connectivity on the Sprint™3G network. This certification will enable ARMOR™ customers that utilize the integrated WWAN capabilities of the X10gx on Sprint's™ network to experience the benefits of a seamless data and communication exchange.

The ARMOR™ X10gx met several technical requirements to achieve certification on Sprint's™ network. The fully rugged tablet was tested in key functional areas, including: antenna performance, network selection, network impact, regulatory confirmation, and data connection management.

"This certification demonstrates our commitment in offering robust rugged mobile solutions, especially given Sprint's industry-leading open approach to product development," says Mike Sarrica, vice president and general manager of DRS Tactical Systems, Inc. "Strong connectivity is a critical requirement of the mobile workforce, which is among several other benefits the ARMOR™ X10gx offers."

The ARMOR™ X10gx features a range of connectivity options that go beyond WWAN, including Bluetooth® wireless, integrated GPS, and 802.11 a/g/n WiFi. With a weight of just 4.7 lbs., it is specifically-designed for those mission-critical tasks that require connectivity, mobility, ease of use and the durability to support all-weather operations. Integrated Gobi® 2000 WWAN mobile broadband radio keep the user connected on multiple wireless networks. The X10gx is certified to MIL-STD-810G for extremes in temperature, vibration, shock and drops, and carries an ingress protection (IP) rating of 67, which means it is fully protected against dust and can withstand the effects of immersion in water to depths of up to one meter.

Other features include a 10.4" sunlight readable, energy efficient touch-screen LCD display, new docking system, an Intel® Core2 Duo™ Processor with up to 4GB RAM and Intel® embedded Montevina system architecture, and a 64GB solid-state hard drive with options of up to160GB that is user-replaceable. It runs on Windows Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate, Business. Additional features and benefits of the ARMOR™ X10gx can be found at www.drsarmor.com/x10gx.

About ARMOR™

ARMOR™ Rugged Mobile Solutions from DRS Technologies combine real-time advanced computing and communications technology with MIL-STD durability and reliability. Based on more than 25 years of experience developing military computer systems and industrial tablets for the harshest real-life working conditions and environments, ARMOR™ fully rugged tablets are certified to survive the harmful effects of dust, sand, glare, moisture, impact, temperature extremes, vibration, and more. They enhance the productivity of mobile workers in field service, heavy industry, energy, manufacturing, construction, transportation, public safety, homeland security, and the military, among other industries. For more information, please visit www.drsARMOR.com.

DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, 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 75,000 people worldwide. For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company's website at www.drs.com.

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