Finmeccanica reaches the amount of $100 million in U.S. military orders for DVE
Finmeccanica, through its company DRS Technologies, Inc., have reached $100 million in U.S. military orders for infrared Driver’s Vision Enhancers (DVEs). The delivery orders have been placed against a September 2009 contract awarded by the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) at Fort Monmouth, NJ – a DVE Family of Systems (FOS) contract covering orders from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Special Operations Command.
Among the products ordered by these groups are complete DVE systems for combat and tacticalwheeled vehicles, as well as spare integration kits, sensor modules, displays, and various other system components. Deliveries began in November and extend through September 2010.
With 40,000 units already purchased since 2004 for deployment on vehicles such as Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Strykers, MRAPs, Amphibious Assault Vehicles, and HMMWVs, DRS DVEs use advanced infrared-imaging technology to help operators maneuver in severely degraded visual conditions – at night, and through smoke, fog, sand and other battlefield obscurants. In addition, the units provide advanced situational awareness helping users detect, avoid and neutralize possible threats.