DRS Technologies receives contract for IR driver’s vision enhancers

  • 16-Sep-2009 04:38 EDT

The U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) at Fort Monmouth, NJ, awarded DRS Technologies Inc. one of two $1.9 billion indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contracts for driver’s vision enhancers (DVEs). The contract covers orders from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Special Operations Command. DVEs provide operators of combat and tactical-wheeled vehicles with the ability to maneuver in severely degraded visual conditions resulting from smoke, fog, sand, and other battlefield obscurants. Under the new contract, DRS expects to deliver four versions of DVEs: the DVE Lite for line-haul truck and tactical vehicle application to promote vehicle safety and hazard avoidance in supply chain operations; the DVE CV for combat vehicles; the DVE TWV with Electronic Pan and Tilt Modules for tactical wheeled vehicles; and the DVE TWV with Forward Activity Detection System for detection or surveillance at unprecedented distances to monitor suspicious activities such as those associated with planting potentially deadly improvised explosive devices.

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