DRS Defense Solutions wins $10.2m contract to provide US Navy mission critical data network
DRS Defense Solutions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRS Technologies, Inc., announced that its Intelligence, Communications and Avionics Solutions (ICAS) business unit was awarded a $10.2 million contract for the production of a number of Gigabit Ethernet Multiplex System (GEDMS) shipsets by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren, VA.
This firm, fixed -price contract was initially funded at $6.8 million. It includes options, which if exercised, will bring the cumulative value to $20 million.
"This award continues a long standing relationship between the US Navy and DRS ICAS," said Logen Thiran, ICAS president. "We are committed to providing high quality products and services to the US Navy in new construction projects and a broad range of repair lines." "The success of the GEDMS proposal effort was a direct consequence of the assembled talents of ICAS people in varying locations: Horsham, PA, and Buffalo, NY," noted Thiran.
The contract award is to supply multiple GEDMS systems to the US Navy for new construction and in-service on Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class destroyers, related GEDMS hardware for Wasp (LHD 1) class and the AN/SPA-25 radar program, and options for a Foreign Military Sale Land-Based Test Site (LBTS), associated installation and checkout repairs, and Whidbey Island (LSD 41) class ships.
Named AN/USQ-82(V), GEDMS is a mission critical ship-wide data transfer network that is a key enabler for the DDG modernization program. The network transfers inputs/outputs for the machinery control system, damage control system, steering control system, AEGIS Combat System, navigation displays, and interior communication alarms and indications.
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