DRS and Boeing to Sign Teaming Agreement for NewGen Tanker
DRS announced the teaming agreement for the NewGen Tanker program with The Boeing Company.
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.
Alan Dietrich, President of DRS’ C3 and Aviation Group and Mark DeVoss, Boeing’s Director of Supplier Management Tanker Programs will sign the agreement in front of 700 DRS employees along with local, regional and federal elected officials. They will be gathered to demonstrate their support of the program and encourage the United States Air Force to select the Boeing NewGen Tanker.
The Boeing NewGen Tanker is a wide-body, 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.
Alan Dietrich, President of DRS’ C3 & Aviation Group: “We are very excited to be a key member of the Boeing team. Our Johnstown workforce is energized and ready to supply Boeing and the United States Air Force with safe and reliable Aerial Refueling Operator Stations that can serve the needs of America’s military for many years to come.”
Source : DRS Technologies Inc.,