DRS in Pact with McDonnell Douglas

By Tish Drake | December 10, 2007
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DRS Technologies, Parsippany, N.J., received a $7 million contract from Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas to manufacture Reconfigurable Transportable Consolidated Support System (RTCSS) subsystems for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force. The subsystem that DRS will produce for the RTCSS consists of a radio frequency (RF)/microwave measurement unit, RF/microwave synthesizer, RF/microwave switch and signal conditioner, power supply and monitor and a computer subsystem. The equipment will be manufactured at DRS’s Sustainment Systems business unit in St. Louis, Mo. The final deliveries of the subsystems to McDonnell Douglas and completion of the contract is expected to occur in March 2009. The portable and rapidly deployable test station will be used by the Marine Corps to maintain avionics equipment aboard F/A-18 Hornet fighter and attack aircraft, AV-8B V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off or Landing) Harrier attack aircraft, MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft. The test station will be used by the Air Force for their CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

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