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DRS awarded Navy contract to provide engineering services for combat system computer networks.

DRS Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:DRS) announced recently that it has received a new U.S. Navy contract to provide engineering and technical support services for conducting land-based reliability testing, integration and certification of surface combat system computer networks.

The contract is valued at $19.4 million, including options.

An initial $3.3 million contract was received by DRS from the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Port Hueneme in San Diego, California. Work for this contract will be performed by the company's DRS Technical Services unit in San Diego, California. Services have commenced and will continue through October, 2007.

DRS will work closely with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, providing test and evaluation, in-service engineering and integrated logistics support services for the combat systems and subsystems of the Navy's surface fleet.

"DRS is recognized for providing innovative computing solutions and support for the challenges associated with information-based warfare," said Paul G. Casner, chief operating officer of DRS Technologies. "As a key provider of system engineering services to the U.S. Navy, we are pleased to continue our participation in military programs that are crucial for fielding advanced computer technology."

DRS Technical Services provides field engineering, integrated logistics support, depot maintenance, repair, installation and other technical support for many DRS products, as well as those produced by other companies. It delivers comprehensive services and support needed to develop, install, configure, integrate and test and document information technology systems. Technology services include site preparation, hardware and software installation, applications programming, integration and program acceptance testing, and analysis of test results.

DRS Technologies provides leading edge products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Focused on defense electronics, the company develops and manufactures a broad range of mission critical systems and components in the areas of communications, combat systems, battlefield digitization, electro-optics, power systems, data storage, digital imaging, flight safety and space.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Mar 31, 2003
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