AUSA Annual Meeting 2021

Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting

Dates: October 11 - 13, 2021
Location:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Booth#: Hall A - #925

On today’s complex and ever-changing battlefield, it’s paramount to the safety and success of our forces and allied forces around the globe, that they have access to reliable networks, communications, situational awareness, protection, and lethality regardless of where their mission takes them. At Leonardo DRS we are focused on delivering advanced technologies to the warfighter, adapting them to meet their mission requirements, then rapidly deploying them to ensure warfighters have the solutions they need to deliver a thoughtful and forceful response to evolving threats—so they own the edge.

If you would like to schedule an in person demonstration of any of our advanced technologies or meet with a representative any time during the three day event, please contact:

Alyssa Meier | | +1 256 520 8466



Leonardo DRS Active Protection System and Vehicle Protection System

By proactively detecting, locating, and neutralizing anti-armor threats, TROPHY™ dramatically increases platform survivability and creates a new paradigm of networked threat awareness for maneuver forces.

BlackLab I2CEWS

For all-domain operations, Leonardo DRS is presently supporting the Army with prototype and production systems that can operate at multiple security levels within one sensor. In many cases these sensors are also designed with ultra-low-SWaP technologies. These are in a variety of configurations, including a Manpack configuration, tethered-drone configuration, and even an untethered-drone sensor. BlackLab was developed using open architecture interfaces compliant with the Army’s C4ISR/Electronic Warfare Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS), which provides for modular open systems architecture (which itself is known as MOSA). CMOSS standards are managed under the Sensor Open Systems Architecture Consortium, which includes participation from the three services, academia, and industry—including Leonardo DRS.

MFoCS II: International Capabilities

MFoCS II is the most advanced evolution of mounted computing. Cyber secure and available today for international customers. With its mission critical reliability and COTS technology and performance, MFoCS II is rugged enough to stand up to the battlefield while enhancing situational awareness and protecting against cyber threats. The foundation of the U.S. Army's Mounted Computing Environment, MFoCS II is VICTORY compliant and enabled future convergence of the vehicle electronic architecture.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

The Leonardo DRS Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Portal is a web-based NetOps capability that provides a consolidated and transparent view of key information within a managed end-to-end ICT ecosystem so the customer can see in near real-time how their network is performing. The ICT Portal is something that Leonardo DRS offers all its customers and can customize to needs of each customer. The ICT Portal can include views into the trouble ticket status, network status down to the end-user device, performance metrics, status of projects or upgrades. It can also provide visibility into cost accounting, to ensure a program is operating within budget. The ICT Portal is technology agnostic and secured to DoD and customer cybersecurity standards. The Leonardo DRS ICT Portal places precise performance analytics and actionable data in the hands of key decision-makers through the near real-time monitoring and reporting capabilities of hybrid, complex networks consisting of disparate systems, siloed software, multiple nodes, and various types of equipment.

AC2ES – Built-In A-PNT for Your Existing Tactical Vehicle Hardware

Leonardo DRS has introduced an advanced and cost-effective Assured Position Navigation and Timing (A-PNT) solution to counter anti-Global Positioning System threats while improving the functionality of a range of combat-critical networking platforms. The Leonardo DRS AC2ES (A-PNT Converged Computing – Embedded and Scalable) provides A-PNT information in Global Positioning System-threatened environments by using a range of technologies. It is designed for integration in, or designed as an embedded solution, with advanced off-the-shelf systems that provide cost-effective and scalable A-PNT capability for all vehicle platforms currently using the lineup of Leonardo DRS hardware solutions.


The Stabilized Sight System (S3) is designed to meet the complex operational needs and challenges for a wide variety of ground combat vehicle platforms and battlefield scenarios. Using a variety of payload options, the S3 can be tailored to mission needs and provide crewmen rapid target acquisition response capabilities with extended range performance day, night and in adverse combat conditions.

Leonardo DRS Goes Pink at AUSA 2021

Leonardo DRS went pink at AUSA 2021 in support of the Henry M. Jackson for the Advancement of Military Medicine's "Look Good, Feel Better" program, which assists those undergoing breast cancer treatment in the appearance-related side effects of the disease and treatment.

AUSA 2021: Day 1 Recap

Leonardo DRS is excited to be back at AUSA's Annual Meeting & Exposition! Recap our day 1 at the show, and learn more about our technologies on display at AUSA Annual.

On-Board Vehicle Power

OBVP equipped vehicles greatly improve the operational adaptability of the advancing forces by providing mobile, expeditionary power when speed, range, agility, and flexibility are critical to mission success. Whether it’s providing power to a tactical security checkpoint in Afghanistan or emergency power to critical facilities such as medical care or fuel and food distribution centers in time of Humanitarian need, TITAN OBVP solutions provides power anywhere, anytime.

Own The Shield

Protecting warfighters engaged in ground combat remains our top priority. And Leonardo DRS is doing that today with cutting-edge lethality, protection, counter-UAS, reconnaissance, surveillance, and precision targeting capabilities – all drawn from innovative and mature technologies. Because improving platform protection and lethality is what lets warfighters own the edge.

Own The Spectrum

The Leonardo DRS Blackstone Sensor performs direction finding (DF), time difference of arrival (TDOA), electronic protection, and electronic support capabilities providing mission-critical intelligence to the Warfighter. By rapidly detecting and locating a wide range of threat signals, monitoring signals of interest, and supporting real-time analysis of the signal environment, you can ensure the right information flows to the right person when it’s needed. The light weight, low power consumption, field programmability, and multiple deployment configurations make it well suited for a wide range of operational scenarios.


Leonardo DRS is producing Hoverfly’s LiveSky™ TUAS system in support of its growing customer base, which includes the U.S. Department of Defense, the Departments of Homeland Security and Energy, allied defense forces, global industrial companies, and other domestic and international customers. Leonardo DRS will also bring a wealth of platform integration and sensor payload development experience to Hoverfly's products under the strategic business partnership to provide customers with fully integrated, TUAS-based communications, detection, and electronic surveillance capabilities. Tethered UAS technology like Hoverfly’s LiveSky™ is revolutionizing the government and commercial markets for long-duration, small footprint aerial surveillance and long-range, secure communications. By enabling continuous power and high-bandwidth data through a thin tether link, LiveSky™ can remain on-station in the air almost indefinitely, providing surveillance, targeting, and communications relay functions, while stationary or on-the-move, from vehicles or vessels. Multiple US and allied government programs have recognized Hoverfly’s technology and are now incorporating TUAS capabilities in their requirements.

Technologies on Display

Electro-Optical Infrared Sensors

Electro-Optical Infrared SensorsWith over a half of a century pioneering infrared detector development, advanced sensor suites and robust targeting systems, Leonardo DRS has built a reputation for providing the innovative electro-optical and infrared systems (EOIS) that U.S. and allied military forces have come to rely on.


DVE CameraPioneering infrared sensor technology once again, Leonardo DRS has changed the face of cooled thermal imaging with the introduction of HexaBlu® cryo-cooled thermal camera modules. HexaBlu® camera modules employ a revolutionary 6 μm pixel pitch HgCdTe detector technology that leverages Leonardo DRS’ proprietary HDVIP® (High Density Vertically Integrated Photodiode) to deliver high sensitivity mid-wave infrared (MWIR) detection in an incredibly small Integrated Dewar Cooler Assembly (IDCA).

Learn more about HexaBlu

SUAS Tactical Agile Gimbal (STAG)

STAGThe SUAS Tactical Agile Gimbal family is a line of best-in-class stabilized systems for gimbal applications. This gimbal family supports STANAG compliant laser designation in small UAS class gimbal payload. The open architecture and common platform base deliver the same precision pointing and controls across a broad range of mission optimized payloads.

Learn more about STAG Gimbals

Dismounted Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) Solutions

Family of Weapon Sights-Crew ServedHelping Warfighters own the precision, that's the goal.

Electro-Optical and Infrared sensors now serve as the eyes of military forces, day and night, through all types of environmental conditions. Ensuring these Warfighters have the technology for today’s threats and the threats of tomorrow is essential.

Learn more about Dismounted EO/IR

Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE) Wide

Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE) WideLeonardo DRS' Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE) Wide provides vehicle operators with enhanced situational awareness for combat and tactical-wheeled vehicles, improving survivability and mission capability.

Learn more about DVE

LiveSky Hoverfly

LiveSky HoverflyTethered UAS technology like Hoverfly’s LiveSky™ is revolutionizing the government and commercial markets for long-duration, small footprint aerial surveillance and long-range, secure communications. By enabling continuous power and high-bandwidth data through a thin tether link, LiveSky™ can remain on-station in the air almost indefinitely, providing surveillance, targeting, and communications relay functions, while stationary or on-the-move, from vehicles or vessels. Multiple US and allied government programs have recognized Hoverfly’s technology and are now incorporating TUAS capabilities in their requirements.

Learn more about LiveSky Hoverfly

Electronic Warfare

Our Electronic Warfare portfolio of hardware and software capabilities provide signal recognition, detection, identification, and geolocation in order to detect, exploit, and attack. Our hardware is aligned with the warfighter’s requirements for low size, weight and power (SWaP) without sacrificing high performance. The low SWaP form factors allow for multi-function EW (MFEW) capabilities where the equipment can be integrated into cross-domain platforms.

Dismounted Electronic Warfare

Dismounted Electronic WarfareHelping our warfighters own the electromagnetic spectrum is paramount to their safety and success on the battlefield.

With adversaries constantly challenging our dominance in cyberspace and the EMS spectrum, these operational environments become increasingly contested and complex. Having a reliable upper hand to assure and maintain access, use, fires, and maneuverability within the EMS and across all domains home and abroad—is more necessary than ever before.

Learn more about Dismounted Electronic Warfare

Joint Tactical Terminal – Next Generation

Joint Tactical Terminal – Next GenerationThe smallest, most capable integrated broadcast service transceiver and/or receiver solution available, chosen by the U.S. Army to replace aging Joint Tactical Terminals ensuring military services keep pace with evolving technical advancements.

Learn more about JTT-NG

Network Computing & Communications

Leonardo DRS is a global leader in mission-critical computing and display platforms for U.S. and allied militaries, trusted battle management systems, secure satellite communications and ship-board computing integration. We provide market-leading network computing products that bring trusted and resilient communications and computational resources to U.S. and international militaries, allowing them to more rapidly share data and improve situational understanding.

Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) II

MFoCS II BrochureMFoCS II is the core component of the Mounted Computing Environment. As the key enabler of any vehicle C5ISR architecture, MFoCS II provides a fully integrated Mission Command suite of capabilities.

Learn more about MFoCS 

Data Distribution Unit - Expandable (DDUx)

Data Distrbution Unit - Expandable (DDUx)The DDUx is a highly integrated and extremely rugged computing Server incorporating Intel’s Core i7 processor technology, as well as removable 2.5” solid state hard drives.

Learn more about DDUx

AC²ES (A-PNT Converged Computer – Embedded & Scalable)

AC²ES (A-PNT Converged Computer – Embedded & Scalable)Developed with efficiency in mind, AC²ES is embedded in our widely used Data Distribution Unit – Expandable (DDUx) II. The DDUx II and military variants are currently fielded on over 150,000 vehicles meaning this capability can be easily implemented without additional space or weight requirements.

Learn more about AC²ES

Multi-Function Rugged Displays (MRD) II

Multi-Function Rugged Displays (MRD) IIThe MRDs are multi-function, extremely rugged, sun light readable displays that incorporate resistive touch screens.

Learn more about MRD

Multi-Function Rugged Tablet (MRT) II

Multi-Function Rugged Tablet II (MRT II)Leonardo DRS’ military rugged tablet establishes new standards in functionality and performance for portable rugged computers.

Learn more about MRT

Vehicle Intercom System (VIS)

Vehicle Intercom System (VIS)The Leonardo DRS Vehicle Intercom System (VIS) is a non-developmental product that offers a flexible, future- proof solution to platform based audio.

Learn more about VIS

Maintenance Support Device (MSD) V4

Maintenance Support Device (MSD) V4The Leonardo DRS rugged SCORPION was built for the worst with the most robust materials available including impact-resistant ultra polymers and sturdy magnesium alloy. 

Learn more about MSD

Protection & Lethality

We are a leading systems integrator of mission equipment packages onto military ground vehicles to provide our troops with the very best reconnaissance and surveillance, mission support and vehicle survivability solutions in the world. We bring a family of force protection technology, including counter-UAS and portable ground radar programs, active protection systems, combat vehicle turrets and stabilized sensor suites.

TROPHY™ Active Protection System (APS)

TROPHY™ Active Protection System (APS)By proactively detecting, locating, and (if necessary) neutralizing anti-armor threats, TROPHY™ dramatically increases platform survivability, and creates a new paradigm of networked threat awareness for maneuver forces.

Learn more about TROPHY

Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD)

Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD)Warfighters face a myriad of dangerous threats — ground and air. Warfighters require precision direct fire weapons and missiles to defeat these current and emerging threats. With Leonardo DRS’ mission equipment package, as part of the Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) capability, Warfighters possess the ability to maneuver at the tactical level with a complete detect, identify, track and defeat capability which defeats UAS, rotary-wing and fixed-wing threats. By employing precision ground-to-ground and ground-to-air lethality, the Warfighter truly owns the edge.

Learn more about M-SHORAD

Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP)

LIMWS SensorA lightweight precision lethality and integrated sensor capability which allows user in-the-field reconfigurability and uses current and future weapons, sensors and missiles.

Learn more about RIwP

Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE)

DAIRCMDetecting and defeating to improve aircraft survivability.

From advanced infrared detectors for early warning detection to next-generation Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL) for missile defeat, we help provide the best protection and awareness technologies available so our military can stay ahead of the threat.

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Leonardo DRS provides customers with the exact solutions they need, exactly when they're needed. Sustainment solutions, such as survivability solutions, liquid logistics and life cycle sustainment, demonstrate their value every day to keep operations running at peak efficiency.

Joint Assault Bridge (JAB)

The Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) provides Mobility Augmentation Companies supporting Armored Brigade Combat Teams with a survivable, deployable and sustainable heavy-assault-bridging capability. The JAB provides gap-crossing capability to cross wet or dry gaps, and freedom of maneuver on the battlefield to keep pace with Abrams Heavy Brigade Combat Team operations.

Learn more about JAB

Early Entry Fluid Distribution System (E2FDS)

E2FDS is a modular and scalable system of systems with a rapid emplacement capability that keeps pace with the fuel demands of an advancing front. The E2FDS complements the Inland Petroleum Distribution System (IPDS) by providing a means to rapidly extend existing fuel distribution networks.

Learn more about E2FDS

TITAN On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP)

TITAN On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP)TITAN OBVP equipped vehicles greatly improve the operational adaptability of ground forces by providing mobile, expeditionary power when speed, range, agility, and flexibility are critical to mission success.

Learn more about OBVP


Delivering mission-critical communications across the globe requires a proven partner capable of securing your data and ensuring resiliency with a robust, “no-fail” information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystem. Leonardo DRS is the leading innovator in providing mission-critical solutions to complex communications requirements which include and are not limited to multi-domain information systems, cybersecurity operations, reliable backhaul terrestrial networks, and cutting-edge satellite networks for global telecommunications.

Learn more about Global SATCOM