Arlington defense contractor wins $105M Army contract
Leonardo DRS will complete production contract for mission command computing systems
Arlington-based defense contractor Leonardo DRS Inc., a subsidiary of Italian defense contractor Leonardo SpA, has won a $105 million U.S. Army mission command computing systems delivery order contract, it announced Wednesday.
The military defense company will complete the delivery order for the Mounted Family of Computer Systems II. The MFCoS II is a family of common computing and display systems that consolidates programs and military computing users, according to Leonardo’s statement. The order was awarded to the Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Bill Guyan, senior vice president and general manager of Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business, said in the statement: “We are proud that MFOCS continues to play an important role in the Army’s network modernization efforts to bring users the latest in situational awareness on the battlefield. MFOCS is a vital component of the Mission Command suite of integrated capabilities used across the U.S. Army and Marine Corps ground fleets, and our team members have designed and manufactured a powerful, reliable and affordable edge capability that soldiers have come to rely upon.”
Work on this contract will be performed in the Leonardo DRS Land Electronics facility in Melbourne, Florida.
Leonardo DRS is in the third year of an up to 10-year contract supporting requirements for U.S. Army Mounted Mission Command and Mounted Computing Operating Environment, according to the statement.
Leonardo DRS, formerly DRS Technologies Inc., produces electronic defense systems in three divisions: advanced sensor technologies, network computing and communications, and integrated missions systems. The contractor earns about $2 billion in annual revenue and considered going public earlier this year, but its parent company pushed pause on the IPO in March.