Leonardo DRS Introduces the Next Generation of Power Conversion Technology for Naval Platforms

April 3, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA, April 3, 2023  ̶  Leonardo DRS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRS) announced today it is introducing its next-generation of power conversion technology in the company’s Pivotal Power Solutions line of products, to ensure available and reliable electrical power for mission-critical systems on U.S. Navy ships.

The new Leonardo DRS 6KVA Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is the next step in providing conditioned backup power to command, control, and communication systems where a clean, reliable power supply is mission critical.

The system is based on proven fielded technology developed by Leonardo DRS providing dependable backup power in a smaller, lighter package and meets the demanding electrical requirements in MIL-DTL-24765.  This new technology also provides more robust power than many systems currently in use.

“We are proud to continue our legacy of providing the highest-reliability power conversion solutions to support our naval warfighters in the United States, Canada and other allies around the world,” said Cari Ossenfort, senior vice president and general manager of the Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics business unit. “Qualified to the Navy’s MIL-SPEC gold standard, the new 6KVA AC UPS technology is steeped in our long legacy of providing ship-board power conversion systems, providing even stronger performance than our current product line.”

This cutting-edge UPS is form, fit, function, and backwards compatible with existing DRS UPS systems with upgraded technology reducing lifecycle and maintenance costs. It is designed for longer battery life and is optimized for use with valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) and lithium (LiFePO4) battery chemistries significantly reducing battery maintenance over the life of the equipment.

With the advances in electrical performance and power density, multiple loads can be powered by one robust and maintainable source that is monitored and integrated with the ship’s machinery control system. This allows integrators to increase computing density on board Naval vessels by removing point-of-use rackmount UPS systems and making room for the increase in networking equipment.

Leonardo DRS is a leading provider of next-generation power conversion and propulsion technology for the U.S. Navy, with major systems for next-generation submarines and surface ships. The company’s experience and proven performance with electric conversion systems continues to provide mission critical support for the increased power requirements of current and future naval platforms.

To find out more about the Leonardo DRS 6kVA Uninterruptible Power Supply, visit www.LeonardoDRS.com/Pivotal-Power.

About Leonardo DRS

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Leonardo DRS, Inc. is an innovative and agile provider of advanced defense technology to U.S. national security customers and allies around the world. We specialize in the design, development and manufacture of advanced sensing, network computing, force protection, and electric power and propulsion, and other leading mission-critical technologies. Our innovative people are leading the way in developing disruptive technologies for autonomous, dynamic, interconnected, and multi-domain capabilities to defend against new and emerging threats. For more information and to learn more about our full range of capabilities, visit www.LeonardoDRS.com.

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