SOURCE: DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies

February 10, 2010 06:00 ET

New Orders for DRS Technologies' Driver's Vision Enhancers Reach $100 Million

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) -

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • DRS Technologies, Inc. announced that U.S. military orders for its infrared Driver's Vision Enhancers (DVEs) have reached $100 million against a June 2009 contract.

  • Contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

  • Contract covers orders from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Special Operations Command for the DVE Family of Systems (FOS).

About the Technology:

  • DRS DVEs use advanced infrared-imaging technology to help operators maneuver in severely degraded visual conditions -- at night, through smoke, fog, sand and other battlefield obscurants. In addition, the units provide advanced situational awareness capabilities helping users detect, avoid and neutralize possible threats.

  • 40,000 units already purchased for deployment on vehicles such as Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Strykers, MRAPs, Amphibious Assault Vehicles, and HMMWVs.

About the Contract:

  • Among the products ordered by these groups are complete DVE systems for combat and tactical-wheeled vehicles, as well as spare integration kits, sensor modules, displays, and other system components. Deliveries began in November and extend through September 2010.

  • Under the terms of this contract, DRS is offering four versions of this technology within the DVE FOS:

    • DVE Lite for line-haul trucks and tactical vehicles

    • DVE CV for combat vehicles

    • DVE TWV with Electronic Pan and Tilt Module for tactical wheeled vehicles

    • DVE TWV with Forward Activity Detection System (FADS) for detection and surveillance of suspicious activities at unprecedented distances

Executive Quote:

Terry Murphy, president of DRS Technologies' Reconnaissance, Surveillance & Target Acquisition (RSTA) business group:

  • "We're proud to help our troops undertake their missions with confidence while under very challenging circumstances."

  • "It's our goal to continue to drive down the cost of this technology so the DVE is as common on the battlefield as headlights are here at home."

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

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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