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DRS Technologies receives MFoCS contract from US Army
DRS Technologies has received a three-year contract to supply a modular family of computers and display systems to the US Army. The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, announced on 3 September, has a potential total value of $455 million.
The contract will see DRS deliver the Mounted Family of Computing Systems (MFoCS) for installation on ground vehicles and weapons platforms to provide modular computing capabilities across the services.
The equipment includes dismountable tablets, platform-computing servers, docking stations, interconnecting cables, installation kits, and three sizes of ruggedised sunlight-readable touch-screen display units for more than 40 types of ground vehicles and weapons platforms. According to DRS, the systems will add capability while reducing the overall size, weight, power and cost of the systems currently installed on US military ground vehicles and platforms.
William Lynn, CEO, DRS Technologies, said: ‘This technology will provide our warfighters with a strategic advantage on the battlefield and builds on the DRS heritage of supplying cutting-edge network computing systems for the US military.’
Mike Sarrica, president, DRS Network and Imaging Systems, added: ‘US warfighters deserve reliable systems and the latest in networking technologies to successfully conduct global operations in all types of environments.’
The three-year contract, executed by the army and available for the marine corps and other services to acquire systems through it as well, includes options for two one-year extensions.
Three levels of computing and display capability in three hardware configurations will be fielded to meet joint force and army requirements. The MFoCS family is fully interoperable with already fielded legacy systems; and will meet key Warfighter Information Network-Tactical requirements, integrate the fielded FBCB2 system and the current Joint Battle Command Platform.
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