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DRS Laurel Technologies awarded contract

28th January 2020 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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DRS Laurel Technologies has received an $8.6 million contract for Launch Control Unit Mk 235 Mods 11 and 12 production in support of the Vertical Launch System (VLS), the US Department of Defense announced on 27 January. 

The launch control units are used to select and issue pre-launch and launch commands to selected missiles in the VLS. 

The order covers the fabrication, assembly, test, final acceptance and delivery of VLS Launch Control Unit Mk 235 Mod 11 and Mk 235 Mod 12. The VLS is equipped with two redundant launch control units, each of which is electrically interfaced with all of the launch sequencers in the system. 

The contract includes production in support of the US Navy and the Norwegian defence force Foreign Military Sale programme.

Work will be complete by October 2020. 

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