DRS Technologies wins IBAS contract
DRS Technologies’ Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) group has been awarded a contract by the US Army for work to be performed on the Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem (IBAS). Used on the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, the IBAS is an upgraded target-acquisition and missile-control subsystem.
Under the contract, worth $24.5 million, RSTA will provide engineering services and support activities for IBAS, including providing level-of-effort (hours-based) support for programme management, engineering, logistics, field service, repairs, product assurance, procurement and subcontract activity to support IBAS sustainment requirements.
The contract was awarded by the Close Combat Weapon Systems Project Office of the Aviation and Missile Command at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal, and will enhance the reliability and effectiveness of the IBAS subsystem.
The IBAS technology includes a second-generation forward looking infrared camera, a daylight television camera, direct view optics, aided dual-target tracking, an eye-safe laser rangefinder and a two-axis stabilised head mirror. The improved subsystem offers greater reliability while reducing maintenance time and logistics costs when compared with previous systems.
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