DRS Technologies signs 217 million dollars contract for the supply of rugged computing systems to the US Army
DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that it signed a 217 million dollars contract with the U.S. Army to produce thousands of rugged computing systems which include Joint Platform Tablet military rugged tablet (MRT) computers, keyboards, docking stations, interface cables and base plates in support of their Movement Tracking System (MTS).
Finmeccanica Press Release


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