DRS Technologies receives contract for the logistic support of the Mast-Mounted Sights of the U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior helicopters
DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica company, has received an IDIQ contract by the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.
The contract is not to exceed 913 million dollars for spares, repairs and services ordered from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2013 for the Mast-Mounted Sights (MMS) on OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters. This new contract is a follow-on to the previous contract in effect from 2003 through 2008.
This new Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract covers for spares, repairs and services ordered from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2013, including obsolescence removal – essential to keeping the MMS operational as, over time, various component suppliers stop producing critical parts.
The MMS lets pilots and crews scan the battlefield to acquire, identify and engage targets over great distances – up to the maximum range of their weapons systems and with minimum exposure to enemy threats.
Its electro-optical infrared technology and mast-mounted configuration enables fighting even when visibility is virtually zero because of darkness, smoke, dust, or adverse weather conditions. And it allows the helicopter to remain concealed until just seconds before engagement.
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