DRS Technologies receives $18 million IR detector contract for Javelin Antitank Weapon System

Jan. 8, 2008
Parsippany, NJ--DRS Technologies received an $18 million contract from Raytheon Missile Systems of Raytheon (Tucson, AZ) to produce infrared (IR) detector, Dewar cooler sensor assemblies for the Javelin Antitank Weapon Systems' Command Launch Unit (CLU).

Parsippany, NJ--DRS Technologies received an $18 million contract from Raytheon Missile Systems of Raytheon (Tucson, AZ) to produce infrared (IR) detector, Dewar cooler sensor assemblies for the Javelin Antitank Weapon Systems' Command Launch Unit (CLU).

The work will be accomplished by the company's DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems - Infrared Technologies Division in Dallas, TX. The division will start delivering the IR detectors this month with completion expected by November 2008.

The Javelin is a man-portable, shoulder-fired, fire-and-forget, antitank missile employed by dismounted infantry units against armored combat vehicles. It is a replacement for the Dragon antitank missile system once used by U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps units, and is developed by the Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture organization.

In related news, DRS Technologies also received a $9 million contract from the Raytheon Company's Network Centric Systems business in McKinney, Texas, to provide internal components and assemblies within Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (HTI SGF) sighting systems used aboard U.S. Army tanks and combat vehicles.

The work for this contract will be accomplished by the company's DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems - Optronics Division in Palm Bay and Melbourne, FL. The work will begin in March 2008 with completion expected by December 2009.

For more information, visit www.drs.com.

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