U.S. ARMY AWARDS LEONARDO DRS CONTRACT FOR PRODUCTION OF COUNTER-DRONE CAPABILITY
Arlington, VA, October 10, 2017 – Leonardo DRS announced today that it has been awarded a production contract from the U.S. Army, under an urgent operational need, to develop a comprehensive counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability to protect soldiers from enemy drones. This contract follows an earlier award for similar prototype capabilities, and is worth up to $42 million.
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Leonardo DRS is the lead systems integrator of a two-vehicle C-UAS capability which includes Moog’s Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) turret, Leonardo DRS’ mast-mounted Surveillance and Battlefield Reconnaissance Equipment – known as SABRE, and other government-provided technologies. When integrated on the two MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles, the system will provide troops with a mobile C-UAS capability which detects, identifies, tracks and defeats small unmanned aerial systems.