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Monday, February 26, 2007

DRS Wins $20 Million Radar Pact

DRS Technologies, Parsippany, N.J., received a $20 million contract from Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems division to support the initial phase of the new Silent Knight Tactical Radar program.  DRS said the work, which will be done at its facility in St. Louis, will support the rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft of the U.S. Special Operations Command. DRS said its technology will help the team develop a common, multi-mode radar system that includes terrain-following and terrain-avoidance, navigation, ground map and weather mode capabilities to assist special operations forces safely enter and exit dangerous areas at night while flying at a low altitude. The lead aircraft to receive this new radar will be the MH-47G Chinook. Eventually, it will be fielded on the MH-60M Black Hawk, MC-130H Combat Talon and CV22 Block 30 Osprey aircraft. For related news

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