DRS to make SGF SADA II units for Raytheon

April 3, 2008 at 12:02 PM
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PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. company DRS Technologies Inc. has won two Raytheon contracts to make SADA II units for infrared imaging systems.

DRS said in a recent statement that it won two contracts worth $48.8 million from Raytheon's Network Centric Systems unit in McKinney, Texas, to make more Standard Advanced Dewar Assembly II units for the U.S. Army's Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared B-kit systems that provide infrared imaging for ground vehicles.

The deal boosts the value of DRS's total SGF SADA II contracts to more than $100 million. The units will be made at DRS's Sensors & Targeting Systems -- Infrared Technologies Division in Dallas. The delivery timetable is from August 2008 to June 2010.

The SADA units will be installed on Abrams Main Battle Tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and on Long Range Advance Scout Surveillance System platforms.

"This award extends DRS's role as a key supplier supporting U.S. Army programs employing these 2nd-generation infrared sensors," said James M. Baird, president of DRS's Reconnaissance, Surveillance & Target Acquisition business segment, the segment operating the Dallas division.

"DRS has been a supplier of SGF SADA II units since the mid-1990s. Our most recent contract again achieved excellent on-time delivery and quality ratings," Baird said.

DRS said its RSTA business division makes electro-optical technologies, such as advanced cooled and un-cooled thermal-imaging solutions for soldier systems, ground vehicle, airborne, maritime, industrial, security, public safety and firefighting applications.

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