LEONARDO DRS WINS CONTRACT TO DEVELOP COUNTER-DRONE CAPABILITY FOR U.S. ARMY
Arlington, VA, July 17, 2017 – Leonardo DRS announced today that it has received a contract award from the U.S. Army for up to $16 million, under an urgent operational need, to develop a counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability to protect soldiers from enemy drones.
As the lead systems integrator, Leonardo DRS will work with its teammate, Moog Inc., and additional industry partners to develop this capability. The C-UAS capability will include 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. The technologies will be fully integrated on two MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles for a mobile C-UAS capability designed to detect, identify, track and defeat unmanned aerial threats.