SOURCE: DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies

June 11, 2009 03:01 ET

DRS Technologies Awarded $22 Million U.S. Army Contract to Provide Heavy Ammunition Trailers

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it received a ninth delivery order valued at more than $22 million to produce more than 300 M989A1 Heavy Expanded Mobility Ammunition Trailers (HEMATs) for the U.S. Army.

The order was received from the U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Michigan. Work for this award will be accomplished at DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc.'s (DRS-SSI) heavy manufacturing facility in West Plains, Missouri.

The primary mission use of the HEMAT is to transport Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) pods, conventional ammunition and other equipment on paved, secondary or cross-country roads. A high-mobility trailer with a payload capacity of 11 tons, the system has been essential to Operation Iraqi Freedom logistics operations.

"The DRS-built HEMAT system has proved its value time and again in the Southwest Asia theater as an extremely stable platform to transport MLRS pods, and as a versatile conveyance for fuel bladders and other vital cargo loads," said Thomas G. Cornwell, vice president and general manager at DRS-SSI. "This key transport system continues to demonstrate reliability, durability and versatility under extremely harsh conditions, ensuring continuous readiness for military operations."

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 73,000 people worldwide. For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company's website at www.drs.com

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