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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

DRS Technologies Receives $39 Million U.S. Army Contract for Next-Generation Thermal Weapon Sights

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The Light, Medium and Heavy TWS produced by DRS will mount onto a variety of weapons, including M2, M240, M249 and MK19 machine guns, M4, M16 and M82 assault rifles, M24 and M82 Sniper Weapon Systems, M107 anti-materiel guns, M136 rocket launchers and M203 grenade launchers.

Similar next-generation thermal weapon sights produced by DRS have broad application for various missions of U.S. military services, including the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Special Operations, in addition to the Army. The variety of DRS's uncooled infrared sensors ensures availability to international militaries, as well. The company's thermal weapon sights product line also can be used for homeland defense initiatives supporting first responders and government customs and border control/protection agencies, in addition to private security companies, domestic law enforcement agencies, and for applications where the protection of high-value assets and critical infrastructure from terrorist threats are priorities.

DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company employs approximately 10,000 people.

For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company's web site at www.drs.com. MULTIMEDIA AVAILABLE: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=5151987

CONTACT: DRS Technologies, Inc. Corporate Communications and Investor Relations: Patricia M. Williamson, 973-898-6025 p.williamson@drs.com or Media Relations: Richard M. Goldberg, 973-451-3584 goldberg@drs.com KEYWORD: NEW JERSEYINDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING AEROSPACE/DEFENSE GOVERNMENT PRODUCT MARKETING AGREEMENTS PHOTO PHOTOWIRESOURCE: DRS Technologies, Inc.PHOTO: 69078

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