SOURCE: DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies

May 18, 2010 09:01 ET

DRS Technologies Awarded $94 Million Contract for Additional M1000 Heavy Transport Trailers for the U.S. Army

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • DRS Technologies, Inc. announced that it has received a follow-on order valued at over $94 million to manufacture new M1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) trailers for the U.S. Army.
  • DRS received the new order from the U.S. Army Product Manager, Heavy Tactical Vehicles at the TACOM Lifecycle Management Command in Warren, Michigan. 
  • The M1000 HET trailer is designed and manufactured by the company's DRS Sustainment Systems division, and the work for this contract will be performed at its heavy manufacturing facility in West Plains, Missouri.

About the Technology:

  • The M1000 HET is engineered to transport the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank over primary and secondary roads or cross-country over rough terrain. Due to its extraordinary flexibility, it can carry many types of tracked and wheeled vehicles, containers and large bulk cargo weighing as much as 70 tons, either on- or off-road. 

About DRS Technologies:

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.

Contact Information

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