SOURCE: DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies

September 16, 2010 10:38 ET

DRS Technologies Receives a $32.4 Million Order to Provide Its Joint Service Transportable Decontamination Systems

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - September 16, 2010) -

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • DRS announced today that it received a $32.4 million order from Natick Contracting Division, Natick, MA to provide Joint Service Transportable Decontamination Systems, Small Scale (JSTDS-SS).
  • The JSTDS-SS is used to support operational and thorough decontamination of non-sensitive military materiel and various facilities that have been exposed to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) warfare agents/contamination or toxic industrial materials.
  • It is a replacement for the M17 Lightweight Decontamination System and is transportable by platforms capable of being operated in close proximity to combat operations off-road, virtually over any terrain.

About the Contract

  • The order is part of a current five-year $84 million IDIQ contract with the Chemical & Biological Defense Joint Program Executive Office in Falls Church, VA. This is the 30th order DRS has received as part of the five year contract.
  • The work will be executed by the company's DRS Environmental Systems business unit in Florence, Kentucky with completion expected in Dec 2011. As part of the order and overall contract, DRS will also provide logistics support, including training services for maintenance, support equipment and key personnel training.

About the Technology

  • The JSTDS-SS is a system consists of an applicator and accessories, uses water from any source, and is easily operated by one person. It is more robust, easier to use, and more reliable than the M17.

Executive Quote

  • Roger Sexauer, president of DRS Power and Environmental Systems business group: "As a preeminent supplier of decontamination systems, we take great pride in our role in protecting joint military forces from CBRN threats. Within America's overall framework for CBRN defense the JSTDS-SS provides a critical capability for rapid response."

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

  • Press Contacts:
    Richard M. Goldberg
    Senior Vice President
    Public Affairs and Communications
    (973) 451-3584
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    Brian T. Gallagher
    Director, Public Affairs and Communications
    (973) 898-7322
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