Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Airport, Border and Port Safety and Security
Left Nav Sep
Left Nav Sep
Civil Aircraft
Left Nav Sep
Civil Airlines, Airports and Services
Left Nav Sep
Communications and Navigation
Left Nav Sep
Education, Training and Professional Services
Left Nav Sep
Manufacturing and Materials
Left Nav Sep
Military and Defence Facilities
Left Nav Sep
Military Aviation
Left Nav Sep
Military Vehicles
Left Nav Sep
Naval Systems
Left Nav Sep
Personal Equipment
Left Nav Sep
Software and IT Services
Left Nav Sep
Space and Satellite
Left Nav Sep
Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
Left Nav Sep
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File Logo
New Material Logo
Pro Health Service Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Prosecurity Zone
Web Lec Logo
Pro Engineering Zone

DRS Techologies - The JV-5 vehicle computing system

Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/defensef/public_html/components/com_zone/handleHTML.php on line 623
DRS Technologies
: 23 March, 2008  (New Product)
DRS Technologies, has announced that it received a contract, not-to-exceed (NTE) $98.3 million to provide JV-5 ultra-rugged vehicle computing and display systems for the Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below (FBCB2) and Blue Force Tracking (BFT) programs to support U.S. Army and Marine Corps (USMC) situational awareness requirements. The company received the contract from the Army's Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM), Life Cycle Management Command at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
The JV-5 vehicle computing system includes new technologies, such as multi-core processors, increased memory and greater data storage and expansion capability to allow for future technology improvements. These enhancements provide the computer systems with better graphics processing, data handling and system networking capabilities.

The company's DRS Tactical Systems unit in Melbourne, Florida will manufacture the systems and is scheduled to begin delivering them in May 2008. Completion is expected in January 2009. The company's vehicle computer systems are being installed on more than 40 types of U.S. Army and Marine Corps wheeled and tracked vehicles at tactical operations centers and other command post platforms.

'DRS is committed to the rapid production of our JV-5 vehicle computer and display systems to meet this urgent need requirement in support of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles and other priority efforts,' said Michael J. Sheehan, president of DRS' Tactical Computing strategic business unit. 'We are extremely proud of our new computer system and its ability to provide state-of-the-art battlefield computing.'

The objective of the Army's FBCB2 and BFT programs is to deliver a digital battle command and control information system that will provide commanders and soldiers at tactical units, from the brigade level to the individual soldier, with access to real-time information, allowing for better command and control decision making and enhanced situational awareness. These digitization programs provide tactical units with information superiority through situational awareness, and, therefore, a battlefield advantage. Information superiority is one of the cornerstones of the DoD's transformation to a more flexible force that fights jointly with other services, allies and coalition partners.

These computer systems provide global positioning system location, the ability to track and decipher between friendly and enemy combatants, the ability to interface with terrestrial communication radios, such as the single channel ground and airborne radio system or the enhanced position location reporting system, and the ability to access a satellite communications network.
Bookmark and Share
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
   © 2012
Netgains Logo