DRS Technologies Wins Contract to Continue its Support for Arleigh Burke-Class
Guided Missile Destroyers Modernization Program
DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica Company, announced today that its Laurel
Technologies business unit in Johnstown, PA., has been awarded an indefinite
delivery/indefinite quantity five-year contract with a total potential
value of up to $22 million for upgrades to the repair station consoles
(RSC) on DDG 51-class ships.
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer
(Picture: US Navy)
automate and integrate shipboard damage control communications to increase
the survivability of battle-damaged ships. Under the contract, DRS will
continue to provide RSC-associated training sets, engineering services,
support and spare parts. Work will be performed at various ship homeports
in the United States as well as overseas and is expected to be completed
by September 2018.
DRS is a leader in the delivery of high-quality, low-cost display and
processing technology products for Naval platforms. For more than 25
years, through its Maritime Systems & Services business unit, the
company has provided more than 8,000 consoles and processing racks for
a very diverse set of Naval requirements.
"DRS is proud the Navy recognizes the quality of our work and products.
Our company has provided display consoles and support for the DDG platform
over the last several decades and continues to supply all branches of
our military with specialty products that supply significant utility
and value to numerous mission-critical platforms” said Patrick
Marion, vice president and general manager of the DRS Maritime Systems
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