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DRS Technologies and the Boeing company sign teaming agreement for the NewGen Tanker

A teaming agreement between DRS Technologies and the Boeing Company regarding the NewGen Tanker program has been announced today.

DRS will collaborate with Boeing on the console design and then manufacture the Aerial Refueling Operator Station, also known as AROS contingent upon Boeing receiving the contract from the United States Air Force. In addition, DRS will provide the interconnect design and associated cable sets to integrate AROS into the Tanker.

The agreement has been signed today by Alan Dietrich, President of DRS's C3 and Aviation Group and Mark DeVoss, Director of Supplier Management Tanker Programs for The Boeing Company. Boeing will be offering it's NewGen Tanker, a widebody, multi-mission aircraft capable of fulfilling the Air Force's needs for transport of fuel, cargo, passengers and patients. The Air Force is expected to award a contract later this year.

DRS will draw upon the experience it has gained producing and integrating global transport tanker aircraft Remote Aerial Refueling Operator Consoles, cables and harnesses for The Boeing Company since 2006.

Press release issued by Leonardo DRS on June 7, 2010

 

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Leonardo DRS FLIR Systems, Cameras (Airborne), Flight Recorders, Electro-Optical Systems & Equipment, Night Vision Equipment, Emergency Locator Transmitters, Surveillance/Air Defense Radar, Refueling Equipment, Air Refuelling Systems, Command, Control & Intelligence Systems
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