Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



DRS Tech To Provide Embedded Hull Diagnostics Systems For US Army Vehicles

These kits will provide current production Bradley A3 vehicles with substantially upgraded weapon systems capability and an integrated, real-time, embedded diagnostics capability, while delivering increased weapon system availability, reducing logistics footprint, and lowering operating and support costs.

Parsippany NJ (SPX) Oct 05, 2005
DRS Technologies has announced that it has received a $22 million contract to deliver new embedded diagnostics systems for installation on the U.S. Army's M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

Among the most formidable ground force capabilities in U.S. Army inventory, the Bradley vehicles continue to be an integral part of the military's operations in Iraq.

For this award, DRS will procure incremental long-lead material and manufacture Chassis Modernization and Embedded Diagnostics (CMED) modification kits.

These kits will provide current production Bradley A3 vehicles with substantially upgraded weapon systems capability and an integrated, real-time, embedded diagnostics capability, while delivering increased weapon system availability, reducing logistics footprint, and lowering operating and support costs.

The CMED systems ultimately could be applied to all variants of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

The contract was awarded to DRS by BAE Systems, the prime contractor for the development and production of the Bradley vehicle. Work for this order will be accomplished by the company's DRS Test & Energy Management unit in Huntsville, Alabama. Delivery of over 400 kits is expected to begin in April 2006. Additional contracts for production and installation of these diagnostic kits are anticipated by the company.

"This award highlights the continued support of our embedded diagnostics systems as the diagnostics solution for ground combat vehicle platforms," said Fred L. Marion, president of DRS's Surveillance & Reconnaissance Group. DRS's equipment provides enhanced situational awareness to the Bradley driver, increased vehicle availability, simplified logistics, and improved product functionality and performance.

"The upgraded capabilities developed for this ground combat vehicle system ensure that the Bradley fleet will continue to play a central role on the battlefield."

For this contract, DRS will deliver CMED modification kits that include a Digital Vehicle Distribution Box with embedded diagnostics and enhanced video capability, Driver Vision Enhancer (DVE), transducer sensors, cable modifications, a Driver Display Panel, steering column modifications and common color flat panel display.

The kits will be integrated in production M2A3 and M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle systems at the BAE Systems Bradley production facility in York, Pennsylvania.

Related Links
DRS Technologies
SpaceDaily
Search SpaceDaily
Subscribe To SpaceDaily Express

BAE Systems Displays Armed Robotic Demonstrator At AUSA
Arlington VA (SPX) Oct 05, 2005
BAE Systems is displaying an Armed Robotic Demonstrator at the Association of the U.S. Army's 2005 Annual Meeting and Exposition this week in Washington to illustrate the synergy between current and future forces.







  • Walker's World - The West's Big Threat
  • U.S. Experts Fear Russia-China Axis
  • US Pushes Japan To Break Deadlock Over Relocation Of Air Base
  • Corridors Of Power: Return Of Diplomacy

  • South Korea Wants "Active" Steps Before Six-Way Talks
  • US, North Korea Hold Direct Talks On Nuclear Weapons
  • Iran Will Resume Nuclear Talks, But Questions Persist: IAEA Chief
  • US Denies Urging Russia To Freeze Nuclear Cooperation With Iran

  • India Tests Surface-To-Air Missile
  • BAE SYSTEMS 70mm Laser-Guided Rocket Achieves Two Direct Hits
  • South Korea To Develop New Missile
  • Raytheon NLOS-LS Enhanced Precision Attack Missile Seeker Approved As Baseline Capability

  • Bulava Tests Boost Russia's Confidence Against BMD
  • Northrop Grumman Completes First Hardware and Software Integration For SBIRS
  • AEGIS Weapon System Successful In Ballistic Missile Tracking Exercise
  • Team Completes First Mission For MDA's Targets And Countermeasures Program

  • NGC Awards International Contracts For F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
  • Nigeria To Buy Fighter Planes From China
  • First Joint Air Dominance Center In The World To Open
  • China's Top Airplane Maker Aims To Become Major Global Player

  • IntelliTech's Vector P Completes Successful Agricultural Test Flight
  • Cyber Defense Systems Signs LOI And Reseller Agreement With V-TOL Aerospace
  • NGC Accepts First Production Unit Of New Global Hawk Sensor Suite
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection Makes History With Launch Of Predator B UAV

  • Bush Describes Strategy For Victory In Iraq
  • Iraqis Slam New Constitution
  • U.S. 'Lacks Moral Authority' In Iraq
  • Outside View: America's Mideast Future

  • BAE Systems Displays Armed Robotic Demonstrator At AUSA
  • DRS Tech To Provide Embedded Hull Diagnostics Systems For US Army Vehicles
  • US Army Soldiers Test New Weapons In Germany
  • Raytheon Increases Army Sensor Commonality Via $180M Upgrade Of 872 Vehicles

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement