ARLINGTON, VA, APRIL 14,  2015 ̶ DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced today that it will provide mast mounted, long-range surveillance suites to the Canadian Army’s Light Armored Vehicle – Reconnaissance Surveillance System (LRSS) Project.

General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada, the producer of the LAV 6.0, awarded  DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. an eight-year, firm fixed-fee contract valued at approximately $100 million for the production of masted surveillance suites and accompanying operator control stations, as well as program engineering and service support. 

For the program, DRS updated its Surveillance and Battlefield Reconnaissance Equipment (SABRE) system, a highly modular sensor suite that integrates radar, thermal imaging, and laser systems on a stabilized mast and is compatible with any type of battle command network. SABRE provides scouts, forward observers, and tactical air controllers with the ability to perform reconnaissance and targeting at extended ranges. The system facilitates operations while hidden or on the move in rugged environments, share targeting data from multiple sensors across battle command networks.  SABRE was successfully fielded to the Australian Army in 2013.

In developing the system for LRSS, DRS has partnered with Thales-Canada, the prime contractor of the Canadian Army’s tactical battle management system.

“We are proud to have this opportunity to expand on our already strong relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada and to bring this world-class capability to the Canadian Army,” said Joseph Matteoni, Vice President/General Manager of DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. 

About DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide and is a two-time recipient of the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence as well as three James S. Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide.

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