December 15, 2017
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Expanding partnership
Leonardo DRS contract with US Army

Leonardo DRS has received more than $53 million in orders in 2017 to provide the US Army with its next-generation combat computing systems, called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems, or MFoCS.

MFoCS is the most advanced family of ultra-rugged computers and display systems engineered for military application and it can be installed on every tactical platform variant in use by all of the services.

MFoCS systems are being installed in ground combat and tactical vehicles to provide modular computing capabilities for the Army and other services, giving warfighters the next-generation of computing and display technology with faster processing performance. This enables support for simultaneous applications as well as the integration of additional sensors and communications networks. MFoCS provides rugged tactical computers that meet severe platform environmental requirements while reducing Army and Marine Corps fielding and sustainment costs.

Leonardo DRS has also received a contract award from the U.S. Army for up to $16 million, under an urgent operational need, to develop a counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability to protect soldiers from enemy drones.

As the lead systems integrator, Leonardo DRS will work with its teammate, Moog Inc, and additional industry partners to develop this capability. The C-UAS capability will include Moog’s Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) turret, Leonardo DRS’ mast-mounted Surveillance and Battlefield Reconnaissance Equipment-known as SABRE, and other government-provided technologies.

The technologies will be fully integrated on two MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles for a mobile C-UAS capability designed to detect, identify, track and defeat unmanned aerial threats.