DRS Technologies News

DRS accredits Liteye's Aquila Micro UAV

DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced the new Aquila™ Micro product from Liteye Systems, Inc. as the first commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) thermal payload to receive a “Powered by DRS” product accreditation. Developed in collaboration with Unmanned Experts, Inc., and utilising DRS Technologies’ advanced thermal imaging technology, the Aquila Micro is the first in the new line of thermal imaging UAV payloads from Liteye Systems. The “Powe...

How can governments and other relevant authoritative bodies manage privacy objections from the public when installing new surveillance cameras?

Video surveillance, or CCTV, is becoming increasingly common in cities and other public places all over the world. The benefits of video surveillance cameras to prevent crime and aid police investigations have been well documented, and there have been several high-profile cases in which video was instrumental in solving a crime. Still, whenever video surveillance is proposed in a public place, there can be opposition, based on privacy concerns, from various interest groups and the general public...

How does a corporate acquisition affect service and support provided by an acquired supplier? What about the company making the acquisition?

Maintaining a high level of customer service can be a challenging experience when an acquisition takes place.This issue is of particular relevance to the security industry, where merger and acquisition activity continues to rise. We asked some of our Expert Panellists to share their thoughts on how both the acquired company as well as the company making the acquisition can retain the focus on their customers throughout the integration process. Here’s what they had to say.

DRS WatchMaster thermal camera product portfolio now available on Autodesk Seek

DRS’ WatchMaster thermal cameras are on display at the 2014 ISC West exposition DRS Technologies, Inc. a Finmeccanica Company, announces the availability of WatchMaster® thermal camera families on the Autodesk® Seek service, a leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) web application service accessible to Autodesk® Revit® users. The addition of WatchMaster® thermal cameras to the Autodesk application is consistent with DRS’ strategy to extend...

DRS Technologies signs distribution agreement with PSA Security Network

The agreement extends availability of DRS’ WatchMaster thermal security and surveillance camera systems to PSA’s system integrators DRS Technologies, Inc. a Finmeccanica Company announces the availability of WatchMaster® thermal camera systems through a distribution agreement formed with PSA Security Network, an electronic security cooperative based in Westminster, Colo. The strategic agreement seeks to further extend the reach and availability of DRS’ p...

ONVIF to showcase at ISC West 2014 for the first time

ONVIF will also showcase Profile S for video and audio streaming, its first and most widely adopted profile ONVIF, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced recently plans for its first-ever exhibit at ISC West, scheduled for April 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At Booth 23135 in the New Exhibitor Pavilion, ONVIF will display the recently released Profile C, which extends the functionality of the ONVIF global interface specif...

DRS Technologies wins excellence award from the Northrop Grumman Corporation

The DRS team maintained a consistently high performance rating in its supplier assessment system DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, was among 24 suppliers selected from more than 5,000 to win an award for excellence from the Northrop Grumman Corporation. DRS’s C4ISR business group was recognised for providing outstanding support on a challenging and sensitive programme with high visibility from Northrop’s Information Systems sector. The DRS team maint...

DRS and Thales venture demonstrates advanced mine-hunting capabilities with the US Navy

AAC T-SAS system is an upgraded version of the TSM 2054 Side Scan Sonar, which is towed from both manned and unmanned vessels Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), a joint venture between DRS Technologies and Thales, successfully demonstrated advanced mine-hunting capabilities with the US Navy during the 2013 Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) Unmanned Systems (UxS) Campaign. By towing the unmanned high resolution synthetic aperture sonar (T-SAS), the system detected all exercise mines...

DRS’ CEO elected to Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association

William J. Lynn III will serve on the NDIA board for a three-year term through 2016 DRS Technologies announced recently that its chief executive officer, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association. Secretary Lynn will serve on the NDIA board for a three-year term through 2016. The board guides the association’s charter to advocate for cutting-edge technology...

DRS upgrades its RedRock Integrated Geolocation system with multiple target acquisition features

DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company an experienced leader in border security technology, announced significant upgrades to its popular RedRock Integrated Geolocation system with the addition of high-speed frequency scanning and multiple target acquisition features. The enhancements boost performance in the field when identifying targets that are using radio frequency signals. With high-speed scanning, users are able to identify multiple targets offering a more rapid situational asse...

DRS MICROSITE: DRS awards winners of its second annual Student Infrared Imaging Competition

The awards ceremony was held at the DRS facilities in Melbourne, Florida DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced the winners of its second annual Student Infrared Imaging Competition, a contest that allows students to showcase their innovative ideas using thermal imaging technologies. The awards ceremony was held at the DRS facilities in Melbourne, Florida. The winners for the “Best Overall Project” were, Will Warren, Daniel Yang and Yuncong...

DRS receives contract from the US Coast Guard to continue its maintenance, repair and overhaul work in Elizabeth City, NC

DRS’ Technical Services group will continue to provide MRO services to Coast Guard C-130 aircraft for one year DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced recently it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to continue its maintenance, repair and overhaul work at the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Under the contract, DRS’s Technical Services group will continue to provide maintenance,...