It is an important part of the Leonardo DRS mission to do more than produce innovative products, but also to create a more innovative industry, driven by today’s experience and tomorrow’s discoveries. To that end, Leonardo DRS thought leaders often join in public forums, discussions and conferences in hopes of spreading knowledge and gaining perspective.
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September 29, 2017
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September 29, 2017 - (LONDON)
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|6/21/2017 5:17:10 PM||
June 21, 2017 - PARIS
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Leonardo DRS Supports Students from Historically Black Colleges in North Carolina Scholarship Program
May 30, 2017 -- CHAPEL HILL
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May 15, 2017 (UPI)
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April 14, 2017, WASHINGTON, DC
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March 12, 2017
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March 7, 2017 -- Washington
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February 21, 2017 - Arlington, Va.
|2/22/2017 8:50:27 PM||
Army Tanks, Strykers & Bradleys to Get Vehicle-Mounted Active Protection Systems to Detect, Track and Destroy Enemy Fire
Army Tanks, Bradleys and Stykers are being outfitted with high-tech, vehicle-mounted systems.
|1/25/2017 4:34:59 PM||
Laser weapons will be developed through a three-phased approach in order to fire the weapon from destroyers at cruise missiles, drones, aircraft and small boats. The U.S. Navy is moving at warp speed to develop lasers with more lethality, precision and power sources as a way to destroy attacking missiles, drones aircraft and other threats.
|1/20/2017 3:11:56 PM||
Concerns over security and long-term energy costs will still drive the equipment market despite recent dips in fuel prices that have somewhat dampened interest in developing hybrid and electric drive propulsion plants for naval ships, predicted Greg Reed, a senior business development director for DRS Technologies.
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|12/21/2016 8:49:28 PM||
December 2016 - Bill Lynn, former deputy defense secretary and CEO of DRS Technologies, and Ben FitzGerald, senior fellow and director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, discuss CNAS’ “Future Foundry” report during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
|12/20/2016 4:50:43 PM||
December 16, 2016 - YORK, Penn. -- The Army is expected to make key decisions on a way forward to integrate Active Protection Systems (APS) onto a variety of combat vehicles next summer, according to the program executive officer for Army combat vehicles.
|12/20/2016 4:39:32 PM||
December 1, 2016 - Multiple factors are set to compel a major transformation in the makeup of the defense market in the coming years, according to an industry executive who previously held the number two position at the Pentagon.
|12/5/2016 8:24:27 PM||
When Bill Lynn joined DRS in 2012, the heavily army-oriented firm was so troubled by bloated overhead and plunging revenues — driven largely by drawdowns in Afghanistan and Iraq — that its parent company, Finmeccanica (now Leonardo) had plans to divest from the business it had acquired just four years earlier.
During a visit to Israel last week, Lynn talked with Defense News bureau chief Barbara Opall-Rome about his business plan, and why he expects partnerships with select Israeli firms to propel profitability. From a heyday high of about $4 billion in annual turnover, DRS is now slightly below $2 billion.
|12/15/2016 3:16:55 PM||
Here’s the problem: Your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is flying through densely populated geography when one of its signal intelligence (SIGINT) systems’ radio-frequency (RF) channels detects an emitter signal of interest on a specific frequency, indicating a potential target. It’s not enough to know there’s a potential threat out there somewhere. You need to know the threat’s exact location, and you need to know it in near-real-time. The challenge is that to geolocate a particular emitter, the SIGINT system needs to reassign three or four of its other RF channels, so they can – along with the original channel – perform the interferometry, using TDOA [Time Difference of Arrival] localization techniques, that’s needed to zero in on the potential target.
Now, a comparable revolution in higher density RF tuner modules has begun. During the recent AUSA 2016 show in October, DRS’ Signal Solutions business unit introduced its new Vesper family of multichannel 3U and 6U wideband RF receivers. The 6U Vesper provides an amazing 9 RF tuner channels in a single 6U slot. Their 3U version supports two RF channels. What’s more, these RF receivers digitize the incoming analog data right on the tuner before sending it out for processing over 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
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|10/11/2016 1:50:41 PM||
Army Tanks to Get Vehicle-Mounted Developed Active Protection Systems to Detect, Track and Destroy Enemy Fire
Army Abrams tanks are being outfitted with high-tech, vehicle-mounted systems which can detect, track and destroy approaching enemy RPG fire within milliseconds.
The Army is fast-tracking an emerging technology for Abrams tanks designed to give combat vehicles an opportunity identify, track and destroy approaching enemy rocket-propelled grenades in a matter of milliseconds, service officials said.
Called Active Protection Systems, or APS, the technology uses sensors and radar, computer processing, fire control technology and interceptors to find, target and knock down or intercept incoming enemy fire such as RPGs and Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, or ATGMs. Systems of this kind have been in development for many years, however the rapid technological progress of enemy tank rounds, missiles and RPGs is leading the Army to more rapidly test and develop APS for its fleet of Abrams tanks.
|10/11/2016 1:57:37 PM||
The Vesper product line is a significant advancement in RF performance for modular, open-system architecture design. Developed with over 60 years of DRS’ RF expertise, the family of wideband Vesper receivers can be configured with up to a class-leading ten RF channels of receive or transmit capability in a single slot 1-inch pitch 6U VPX module.
|9/30/2016 10:29:11 PM||
The theme of the 2016 AUSA annual meeting next week is “America’s Army: Ready Today, Preparing for the Future.” Ready for today means our soldiers are equipped to successfully handle a diversity of threats, an achievable feat because the army has consistently prepared for the future.
|9/30/2016 2:21:46 PM||
WASHINGTON – The Army is working on a new lightweight handheld device that will significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to call for fire from the sky.
|9/12/2016 4:46:51 PM||
WASHINGTON – The Army is readying production of a new bridging system used by Armored Brigade Combat Teams after awarding DRS Technologies, Inc., a $400 million production contract to integrate the bridge platform onto an M1 Abrams tank.
|9/30/2016 2:36:18 PM||
The US Army is turning to foreign systems for an interim solution for advanced protection for its combat vehicles against rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank guided missiles and other threats.
|6/23/2016 8:44:06 PM||
A consortium trying to win a $3 billion contract to provide Canada with new search and rescue aircraft says it will build a new training facility in British Columbia if it is selected as the winning bidder.
The proposed three-story, 73,000 square foot building would be located in Comox, British Columbia, Steve Lucas, a retired lieutenant general and former head of the Royal Canadian Air Force, told a news conference on Wednesday. Lucas is with Team Spartan, a consortium of companies which bid the C-27J aircraft for the Canadian contract.
|6/6/2016 2:34:45 PM||
Seven years ago today, an Air France Airbus A330 failed to arrive in Paris after an overnight flight from Rio de Janeiro. Two hundred and twenty-eight people died. So it is a particularly poignant case of “the more things change the more they stay the same,” that the airline industry is still wrestling with the issues raised by that accident and revisited repeatedly since then.
The loss of EgyptAir Flight 804 over the Mediterranean is the most recent re-ignition of the conversation. On May 20th, the Airbus A320 with 66 people on board appears to have crashed in the sea and the recorders have not been found.
|6/6/2016 2:56:00 PM||
A fight has erupted between gun makers vying to arm the Littoral Combat Ship from swarm boats. A good old-fashioned gunfight involving a controversial Navy ship has sparked a debate about whether bigger is actually better. Like many things, it depends on who you ask.
|5/31/2016 12:18:05 PM||
LEONARDO’S DRS Technologies is reviving its call for the Navy to incorporate the OTO Melara 76mm Super Rapid Gun on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
|5/10/2016 2:06:07 PM||
The Army is testing high-tech, vehicle-mounted systems which can detect, track and destroy approaching enemy RPG fire within milliseconds.
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|4/29/2016 1:56:03 PM||
A new task force, organized by the Center for a New American Security, is set to explore how the next administration can best manage the changing U.S. defense industrial base.
Bill Lynn, the former deputy defense secretary who now leads DRS Technologies, is co-chair of the task force along with Sean O'Keefe, the former NASA administrator who also previously served as CEO of Airbus Group.
|4/19/2016 2:34:53 PM||
A group of defense CEOs will be working with a top Washington, D.C., think tank in the coming months to analyze the state of the industry and its relationship with the Defense Department as a new administration comes into office.
|4/14/2016 3:21:35 PM||
The Marine Corps plans to buy or lease existing active protection systems (APS) for its M1 Abrams tanks that are vulnerable to proliferating anti-tank guided missiles. Specifically, the Marine Corps will test the Trophy APS system developed by Israeli defense firm RAFAEL and sold in the United States by DRS TECHNOLOGIES, Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, deputy commandant of the
|3/17/2016 1:49:25 PM||
March 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — Less than a year after Finmeccanica ended efforts to sell its American subsidiary, DRS Technologies reported strong 2015 earnings, earning praise Wednesday from its Italian parent company for its turnaround.
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|12/10/2015 6:36:18 PM||
After 48 weeks of construction, one of the world’s largest vacuum pressure impregnation (VPI) tanks has begun service at DRS Technologies' Power Technology Inc. (PTI) business unit in Fitchburg, Mass.
The vessel plays an integral role in PTI’s Main Propulsion Motor program for the U.S. Navy. Large electric motors for naval power generation are treated with the VPI process, a sort of “curing” method for critical electrical components that increases the life of insulation and improves resistance to moisture and chemicals. The process helps the Navy reduce motor failure substantially.
The tank, more than 19 feet in diameter and 17 feet deep, is recessed nine feet in the ground.
|11/18/2015 10:06:05 PM||
Felicia Campbell, senior manager of business development for the Advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance unit of the DRS C4ISR group, has been selected by the Association of the U.S. Army to receive the organization’s Maj. Gen. Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Medal for 2015.
|11/17/2015 3:02:43 PM||
The Defense Department needs to find ways to foster competition and innovation in an era where the industrial base is consolidating, according to a Pentagon official and independent analysts.
|11/13/2015 10:20:17 PM||
The Army is poised to invest more than a billion dollars over the next decade in a James Bond-like targeting technology for infantry troops. A riflescope wirelessly transmits video to a night-vision goggle, allowing a shooter to kill a target without having to bring the weapon up to eye level.
|11/10/2015 10:17:19 PM||
DRS CEO Bill Lynn was a guest speaker recently at the third annual Reagan National Defense Forum at the Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
|10/26/2015 12:51:17 PM||
DRS' Advanced Acoustic Concepts on Defense News TV talking variable Depth Sonar for LCS
|10/16/2015 4:56:24 PM||
Sally A. Wallace, the president of the C4ISR Group with DRS Technologies, spoke to Defense News about the future of core technologies, as well as the application and flexibility of those technologies.
|10/16/2015 5:16:24 PM||
AUSA: Al Mosher, director of strategic planning at DRS Technologies' demonstrates the capabilites of the new Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFOCS) gear
|10/15/2015 2:57:56 PM||
DRS Technologies has opened what it has dubbed "the Amazon.com" for military spare parts, launching a website meant to make ordering a new nozzle or valve as easy as buying movies online.
|8/3/2015 4:51:19 PM||
The Army is closing in on wireless technology that will connect an infrared image from a rifle scope camera into the view of a soldier's night vision goggle.
|8/3/2015 4:07:09 PM||
U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed integrated voice communications systems (IVCS) for Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers. They found their solution from DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. in Kanata, Ontario.
|8/3/2015 5:28:50 PM||
NASA its industry partner, DRS Technologies, have created the world's first photon-counting detector.
|8/3/2015 5:43:51 PM||
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|8/3/2015 8:35:47 PM||
It’s one of Okaloosa County’s oldest defense contractors, but it has both feet firmly planted in the future as it works on the highly advanced combat training system for the high-tech F-35.
|8/3/2015 8:28:55 PM||
OTO Melara is pitching its 76 mm gun as a longer-range, cost efficient alternative to the legacy 57 mm system that is currently planned to arm the Navy's future frigate.
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