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Engineered Support Systems received $6.0 Million Order For U.S. Army's Stryker Brigade Combat Team

Category: Contracts

ST. LOUIS, July 27, 2005 -- Engineered Support Systems, Inc. received an $6.0 million order for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) from the U.S. Army's Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Michigan.

Engineered Support's wholly-owned subsidiary Systems & Electronics Inc. (SEI) will produce 28 Fire Support Mission Equipment Packages (MEPs) and 53 Fire Support Sensor System (FS3) retrofit kits for the Fire Support Variant (FSV) of the SBCT at its St. Louis and West Plains, Missouri facilities. Deliveries are scheduled to occur between May and December 2006.

This SBCT order provides Fire Support packages for the 5th and 6th SBCTs, and retrofit kits to upgrade the first three SBCTs. The SBCT represents the vanguard of the Army's transformation from the Current Force to the Future Force. SEI has produced more than 80 Fire Support Mission Equipment Packages for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

"The SEI team has automated the process of fire support and incremented the technology available to Army forward observers," said Gerald A. Potthoff, Engineered Support's Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The evolution of the SEI-produced fire support equipment has continuously enhanced America's fielded warfighter capability since 1995."

The FSV mission is to provide precision far target location and laser target designation in support of the SBCT. One SBCT is currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The FS3 is a high performance sensor system consisting of a thermal imager/day camera and rangefinder produced by Raytheon. In addition, FS3 has the ability to mount a laser designation module for use with laser guided munitions.


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