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DRS Technologies Awarded $30 Million Contract To Provide Electronic Manufacturing Services For U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicles

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Parsippany, NJ -- DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $30 million contract to manufacture cable sets for the U.S. Army’s A3 Bradley Combat Systems. The Bradley is among the most formidable ground force capabilities in U.S. Army inventory and continues to be an integral part of military operations in Iraq.

The contract was awarded to DRS by BAE Systems, the prime contractor for the development and production of the Bradley. For this award, DRS will produce build-to-spec cable sets for the Bradley A3. Work for this order will be performed by the company’s DRS Laurel Technologies unit in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Deliveries are expected to commence in July 2006 and continue through July 2007. To date, DRS Laurel Technologies has delivered more than 41,000 cables for over 500 Bradley vehicles.

"An integral, long-term member of the Bradley team, DRS continues to support BAE Systems through various initiatives driving operational excellence. We have contributed to the quality and cost-effectiveness of the vehicle, helping to raise the team’s competitive profile in the military vehicle market place," said Steven T. Schorer, president of DRS’s C4I Group. "Our customer’s confidence in the quality of our services and reliability of our performance supports their objectives for cost-effective, sustainable and maintainable combat systems and reaffirms our position as a leading defense industry supplier of ‘best value’ electronic manufacturing services."

A ceremony commemorating this most recent award was held yesterday at DRS Laurel Technologies’ facility in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Congressman John P. Murtha, 12th District, Pennsylvania, joined executives from both DRS and BAE Systems for the event.

The Bradley A3 is the Army’s most advanced, integrated digital ground system, providing outstanding survivability, mobility and lethality to soldiers in all types of close-combat urban scenarios or in open combat desert warfare. It provides twice the survivability and combat effectiveness of earlier versions and arms U.S. soldiers with some of the most technologically advanced battlefield capabilities available in the world. The Bradley A3 incorporates the DRS-produced Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem (IBAS) and Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (SG FLIR) technology supporting the Army’s Horizontal Technology Integration (HTI) initiative. Other system improvements include built-in digital test capability, embedded training and electronic logistics reporting.

DRS Technologies, Inc.

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