PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: Leonardo S.p.a.

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

DRS Technologies Teams with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd for Active Protection Systems - DRS Technologies, Inc. a Finmeccanica Company, announced today that its Sustainment Systems division has teamed with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd - DRS.com / Rafael.co.il
DRS Technologies Teams with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd for Active Protection Systems

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Arlington, VA, United States, 2012/10/22 - DRS Technologies, Inc. a Finmeccanica Company, announced today that its Sustainment Systems division has teamed with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd - DRS.com / Rafael.co.il. FNC IM; SIFI.MI

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Military/Defense/Homeland Security Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

To jointly market and develop advanced hostile fire detection and active protection capabilities for the U.S. ground systems market.

The DRS and Rafael partnership leverages Rafael’s decades of experience in vehicle survivability technology along with DRS’s targeting systems integration capabilities and U.S. market experience. Both companies share a common dedication to developing technologies that protect warfighters from anti armor threats. Together the team has an ideal mix of technology, skills, and resources to meet the difficult challenges in this area. Initially they are focusing on the highly successful and combat proven TROPHYHV hard kill active protection system.

“Our ground forces today face increasingly more lethal anti-armor threats. We look forward to bringing the best of our two companies together to assist our U.S. customers and warfighters in fielding the finest survivability solutions in the world. Our mission is to help them avoid another IED-like surprise on the next battlefield.” says Joseph Matteoni, vice president and general manager of DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. “As an Israeli defense firm, Rafael is a world leader in both their depth of knowledge of modern threat capabilities and their proven ability to rapidly develop survivability technologies to defeat them.”
Recently chosen for integration on a widely-fielded combat vehicle, the TROPHY-HV Active Protection System neutralizes modern anti-armor threats (including all anti-tank rockets and guided missiles) and tank-fired high explosive anti-tank rounds. The system, currently deployed in combat zones by the Israel Defense Forces, rapidly detects and tracks any incoming threat, classifies it, computes the optimal intercept point in space, and, if necessary, neutralizes it away from the platform. Additionally, TROPHYHV calculates the location of the shooter, alerts the crew for immediate action, and reports the location across the battle management network for situational awareness across the formation. Due to the non explosive nature of the defeat mechanism and the system’s intercept precision, the probability of collateral injury due to TROPHY-HV is proven to be less than 1%.

“Until now, the accepted response to these modern threats has been to add more armor to the vehicle, adding weight and sacrificing critical mobility and reliability performance,” says Giora Katz, vice president/general manager of Rafael’s Land and Naval Systems sector. “While others continue to try, TROPHY-HV solves this problem today after years of intensive development and thorough safety certification, returning the combat vehicle to battlefield dominance. Active protection is not science fiction anymore, as TROPHY-HV has proven in multiple successful combat intercepts and saved lives – and we intend to keep the TROPHY technology one step ahead of the ever-changing threat. We owe this much to the troops.”

DRS Technologies, Inc. (drs.com) is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide. For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company’s website at drs.com. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd (rafael.co.il) designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of advanced defense systems. These leading edge products include naval, air and ground precision weapons, electro-optic systems, electronic warfare (EW) systems, C4I and unmanned systems, acoustic defense systems, armored protection, breaching munitions and space technologies.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Military/Defense/Homeland Security Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Leonardo S.p.a.

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Military/Defense/Homeland Security articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


DRS Technologies Teams with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd for Active Protection Systems

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

DCS |
Publisher Contact: Joseph Militano - DRS.com 
703-236-4659 jmilitano[.]drs.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Leonardo S.p.a. securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Military/Defense/Homeland Security via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Leonardo S.p.a. / Company Profile


Read Military/Defense/Homeland Security Most Recent Related Newswires:

Leonardo Delivers First Italian Navy NH90 MITT Tactical Transport Helicopter
Leonardo to Upgrade Italian Navy NH90s with Mode 5 IFF Technology in €11M Contract
Siham Al Khaleej Technology, Leonardo and MBDA Present their New 'SIHAM³' Combined Anti-Air and Anti-Surface Weapon System At IDEX 2017
French Army to Use Leonardo AESA Radar for the SDT Program (Tactical Drone System)
DCNS Exhibits At IDEX-NAVDEX in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Leonardo Exhibits At IDEX and NAVDEX, Promoting A Wide Range of Security, Aerospace, and Cyber Solutions
Thales Will Supply Continuous Wave Illumination Transmitters to the Royal Danish Navy
Thales and Bharat Dynamics Limited Sign MoU to Explore Transfer of Technology Opportunity for STARStreak Missile to India
XPI Simulation Passes Critical Milestone for AJAX Vehicles Driver Training Simulators in the UK
Leonardo to Compete for U.S. Air Force Advanced Pilot Training System Program Through its US Company Leonardo DRS
Thales to Upgrade The Swiss Air Force Master Radars
Thales to Supply Instrumentation for New-generation French Army Live Combat Training Centres
Leonardo Announces Agreement with the Italian Ministry of Defence for the New M-345 Trainer Aircraft
Thales Wins Key Avionics Selection on Brazil’s Azul A320NEO Fleet
France Chooses Safran to Design an Improved Version of the Global Navigation System for its Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBN)

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit  JobsWare.com





 
  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)