US-based defense contractor Leonardo DRS has been awarded two contracts worth about $200 million, continuing its legacy of supporting the U.S. military.
According to a company statement, in the first contract, Leonardo DRS received an award for its first production delivery order for the next-generation of U.S. Army mission command computing systems called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) II.
MFoCS II is a highly modular system, allowing a program manager to add hardware as functionality and processing power needs increase. And because all components are ruggedized, they are designed to operate in extreme environments — environments where lesser hardware might jeopardize the success of the mission.
The initial delivery order, worth USD 132 million, was placed with the Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business unit by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
In a second contract, Leonardo DRS has been awarded a USD 67 million U.S. Army contract to provide vehicle-based infrared sensors for surveillance and fire control systems for a variety of ground combat vehicles. Under the contract, the Leonardo DRS Electro-Optical & Infrared Systems business unit is providing Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation-Forward Looking Infrared (SG-FLIR) kits, a key infrared sensor supporting fire control and surveillance on a range of critical U.S. Army ground combat vehicles.
The SGF-FLIR programme provides soldiers with night vision capabilities for Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Stryker vehicles.
Leonardo DRS, based in the U.S., is focused on the supply of products, services and integrated support to the Armed Forces as well as to intelligence agencies and defense companies worldwide.