Monday, 17 September 2012

Navy chooses DRS to provide common display systems for ships, submarines, and aircraft

U.S. Navy leaders needed common military display systems for surface warships, submarines, and aircraft. They found their solution from the DRS Laurel Technologies segment of DRS Technologies Inc. in Johnstown, Pa.
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington awarded DRS Laurel a potential $23.5 million indefinite-quantity contract to provide Variant A of the Common Display Systems (CDS), a family of displays implemented across platform systems on Navy surface ships, submarines, and aircraft.
DRS has received an initial $637,558 delivery order to build and qualify three CDS consoles, configuration options, and spares, company officials say. Playing a key role in the contract will be DRS teammate Lockheed Martin Corp.

DRS will do the work will be performed in Johnstown, Pa., and is should be finished by May 2013.
“The Common Display System program will enhance situational awareness for sailors,” says Patrick Marion, vice president and general manager of DRS Laurel Technologies. DRS Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A.

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