DRS tapped to work on Korean destroyer

DRS Technologies Inc. was awarded a $9.2 million contract to build a fiber-optic network system for the Republic of Korea Navy's Aegis-class destroyer.

DRS of Parsippany, N.J., will build the Fiber Optic Data Multiplex System, a general purpose, dual-network system that provides data and integrated communications among propulsion and power control systems, steering, navigation sensors, weapons systems, alarms, indicators, bridge systems and the Aegis combat system, DRS officials said.

The Special & Naval Shipbuilding Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, awarded the contract. The system will be built for the KDX-III Aegis-class destroyer.

DRS will design, build and test a fiber-optic system to ensure interoperability between legacy systems and off-the-shelf systems. Work will include the development of design documentation and installation drawing, and the installation and performance testing of the system.

DRS' EW & Network Systems unit in Buffalo, N.Y., will perform the work, company officials said.

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