SOURCE: DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies

May 25, 2011 09:41 ET

DRS Defense Solutions Wins $48 Million Connectivity and Terrestrial Transport Contract for Afghanistan and Iraq

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - DRS Technical Services, Inc., a DRS Defense Solutions line of business, announced that its Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) business unit has been awarded two task orders to provide X-band satellite connectivity and terrestrial transport services to U.S. Forces serving in Southwest Asia.

The awards, which are valued at more than $48 million, were made by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) under Defense Information System Network (DISN) Satellite Transmission Services - Global (DSTS-G) task orders 691 and 692. These task orders ensure that DRS Defense Solutions will continue to provide in-theater support to the Department of Defense.

The terms of the award call for DRS Defense Solutions and its suppliers -- Intelsat General Corporation, Paradigm Secure Communications, Ltd., and Xtar, LLC -- to provide a package of managed services which include: remote terminals, high-speed modems with advanced coding, ground stations, fiber connectivity and terrestrial equipment for high data-rate X-band links, including a total throughput of 620 Mbps satellite links.

DRS Technical Services will also be providing operations and maintenance support services for the remote terminals.

"These awards underscore the importance of our work in Southwest Asia," notes Dr. Mitchell
Rambler, president of DRS Technical Services, Inc. "Our strong presence in theater allows DRS
to provide a broad range of communications services to our nation's warfighters, directly contributing to their safety and mission success."

DRS Defense Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRS Technologies, is a best-in-class provider of advanced products, services and systems integration to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors. The company is part of Finmeccanica Group (FNC.MI), which ranks among the top 10 global players in aerospace, defense and security, employing more than 75,000 people. To learn more go to www.drs-ds.com.

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