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DRS Technologies Wins $23 Million For U.S. Army Surveillance Systems

DRS Technologies Inc. has been awarded a $23 million subcontract from Raytheon Co. to provide major subsystems for the U.S. Army's Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System.

MANHASSET, N.Y. — DRS Technologies Inc. has been awarded a $23 million subcontract from Raytheon Co. to provide major subsystems for the U.S. Army's Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System.

LRAS3 provides the U.S. Army Brigade Reconnaissance Troops, Armor and Infantry Battalion Scout Platoons, and the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCT) with long-range detection, recognition, identification and far-target location capability.

The contract was received by DRS from Raytheon Company's Network Centric Systems business (McKinney, Texas). The company's DRS Optronics unit (Palm Bay, Fla.), will perform all work associated with the award at its electro-optical design and production facilities.

Product deliveries are expected to commence this April and continue through May 2006. Including the latest award, DRS has received approximately $110 million in orders on the LRAS3 program.

Bridging the gap between currently fielded systems and the U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS), LRAS3 provides heavy battalion, Light Cavalry Squadron and Stryker Brigade Combat Team Scouts with the capability to conduct 24-hour surveillance and reconnaissance missions at safe distances and operate well outside the direct-fire range of detected threats.