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DRS Technologies Electronic Systems Group Facilities Receive ISO 9001:2000 Certification.

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DRS Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:DRS) announced today that three Electronic Systems Group units have been certified to be fully compliant with the International Organization Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 Quality Management System Standard requirements. ISO 9001:2000 certification indicates that the company's operations employ best practices on an organization-wide basis, including both the engineering and the management of all projects and that they have the procedures and work processes in place to consistently meet the design and product conforming specifications for their defense and aerospace customers.

The quality assurance systems of the company's DRS Electronic Systems, Inc. unit in Gaithersburg, Maryland, DRS Engineering Development Labs, Inc. unit in Dayton, Ohio, and DRS Technical Services, a division of DRS Electronic Systems, in Chesapeake, Virginia, all were certified recently. DRS Electronic Systems' quality assurance system was certified by internationally accredited registrar RWTUV USA, Inc., formerly TUV Essen, Inc. in Clifton, New Jersey. DRS Engineering Development Labs was certified by internationally accredited registrar KEMA-Registered Quality, Inc. in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. DRS Technical Services was certified by internationally accredited registrar Bureau Veritas Quality International (NA), Inc. in Jamestown, New York.

"Meeting this strategic milestone demonstrates DRS's dedication to a quality culture and our priority of providing high-quality products and services to our defense and aerospace customers," said Steven T. Schorer, president of DRS's Electronic Systems Group. "Many of our products and services are used in mission-critical environments, and we take the utmost pride in consistently meeting or exceeding our customers' requirements. The processes we have implemented at DRS ensure that our product design, engineering, manufacturing and support services are continually evaluated for quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness, resulting in the continual improvement of our operating environment."

The ISO 9001 Quality Systems Standard requires a process-based approach to controlling all company functions, such as contracts, engineering, document control, purchasing, government property, planning and processes, and inspections, from materials receiving to final product acceptance. It specifies minimum requirements for controlling external quality assurance and aims to enhance customer satisfaction. It is awarded only after the successful completion of a rigorous third-party audit by an accredited registrar of a facility's quality policies and procedures.

DRS Electronic Systems is a key supplier and integrator of Command and Control (C2) display systems consisting of open-architecture software components, display and processing systems, and integrated network and voice communication solutions. It also is a leading provider of mid-range surface surveillance and navigation radar systems for U.S. Navy and international customers and provides integrated underwater systems, including sensor systems, for naval coastal warfare applications.

DRS Engineering Development Labs provides specialized electronics, systems integration and systems software to enhance the mission effectiveness and safety of military aircraft operations.

DRS Technical Services is a principal provider of depot support services, integrated logistics support, integrated electronic technical manuals, condition-based maintenance, training and field engineering services for the U.S. Navy, as well as other domestic and international defense service organizations. The division supports both DRS's and other companies' products. It also provides in-service design, test, system integration and installation support services.

DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, provides leading-edge products and services to defense, government intelligence and commercial customers. Focused on defense technology, DRS develops and manufactures a broad range of mission critical systems. The company employs 5,700 people worldwide.

For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company's Web site at
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