William Lynn: Navy to Buy DRS C2 Hardware for Carriers, Amphibious Ships

William Lynn
William Lynn

DRS Technologies has received a $31.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide command-and-control hardware for Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 systems installed on amphibious assault ships and aircraft carriers.

The company said Wednesday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers production, testing and shipping of hardware products such as interface devices and peripheral systems.

William Lynn, chief executive of DRS and parent company Finmeccanica‘s North American business,  said the company will offer its technology for use on naval carriers and amphibious ships.

He added that this contract award comes as the Navy hones its focus on the Pacific region.

DRS will help integrate the products into the U.S. Navy vessels’ radar and sensor systems to help detect and engage identified surface or airborne threats and foster tactical situational awareness for secondary missions like fleet support and search-and-rescue operations.

Laurel Technologies, a division of DRS, will perform the contract work in Virginia and Pennsylvania through 2017.

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