DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company access a $31.8 million contract to provide command and control hardware products for the service's Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS), used on Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.
SSDS is a ship-borne battle management system that integrates elements of other combat systems to provide a flexible detect-control-engage capability that meets a ship's self-defense and tactical situational awareness requirements. It can defend against surface and airborne threats, including low-flying cruise missiles.
The command and control hardware, including interface and networking devices, peripheral systems, displays and processors, integrates radars and other sensors with weapons systems to protect the carriers and amphibious ships from attack.
The system, installed on all classes of aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships, also supports secondary mission areas, including fleet support operations and search and rescue operations.
"DRS has a long heritage of supporting the U.S. Navy and is proud to provide our technology to protect our carriers and amphibious ships, especially as the Navy broadens its stated focus in the Pacific region," said William J. Lynn, CEO of DRS Technologies and Finmeccanica North America and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense.
DRS is experienced at building low-cost, high-quality, mission-essential equipment for harsh naval environments. Under this contract, DRS is expected to provide hardware production, assembly, configuration, alignment, integration, testing and shipping of the SSDS hardware. The work will be performed at DRS facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia and Johnstown, Pennsylvania through 2017.
DRS's Laurel Technologies business was awarded access to the contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division.
The US Navy accepted delivery of the first MK VI patrol boat, Aug. 27, according to an official statement
The US Navy's X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea
Lockheed Martin has won a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S
The US Navy for the very first time tested an X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle aboard aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt at the same time as a manned combat aircraft - F-18 Hornet. “The X-47B could take off, land and fly in the carrier pattern with manned aircraft while maintaining normal flight deck operations,” said Capt
Boeing has won a $295.6 million contract for 12 P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft for use in the US Navy and Royal Australian Air Force fleets
DRS Laurel Technologies has won $64 million contract for delivery of AN/SPQ-9B ASMD radar systems and associated equipment for the US Navy and Japan. This contract is for the manufacture of up to 59 AN/SPQ-9B radar systems
Mountain Secure Systems (MSS) has won a two-year development and production contract from DRS Technologies to provide ruggedized video management units (VMUs) for Surveillance and Battlefield Reconnaissance Equipment (SABRE) Systems. MSS, the subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and supplier of rugged electronic solutions, announced Wednesday that the MSS will provide computing resources for the primary Operator's Control Station (OCS) on the Surveillance and Battlefield Reconnaissance Equipment (SABRE) system from DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies announced on Monday that it has won a $384 million US Navy contract for the development, production and integration of electronic equipment for various classes of submarines. The equipment for the technology insertion hardware (TIH) program represents the latest generation of display, processor and network requirements for combat control and sonar systems
DRS Technologies announced on Wednesday that it conducted the first airborne demonstration of its GS205-XRZ laser designating gimbal. At less than six inches in diameter and weighing less than nine pounds, the flight-proven GS205 offers targeting capability for all laser-guided weapons
DRS has unveiled a new signal intelligence (SIGINT) sensor roughly the size of a small self-contained hard drive which it claims as the worlds smallest, according to various news reports. DRS claims that the sensors have twice the frequency coverage and offers twice the bandwidth
US Naval Air systems has released a video Thursday of a Marine from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 2 recovers a Blackjack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in Afghanistan. The small UAS returned from its first early operational deployment Sept
Israeli Defense Force Inducts Elbit XACT Weapon Sights
Australia Purchases MQ-9B SkyGuardian Drones
Project 20385 Lead Corvette Enters State Trials
Su-57 Performs 16 Flights with New, Powerful Engine
AW101 Helicopter Crashes on top of Italian Battleship Deck
Germany To Finalise Order for 38 Eurofighter Jets, 110 E-Scan Radars
Turkish Navy to get First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier in 2020
Bechtel Bags US Navy's $1.4Bn Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components Contract
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...