Rome, 7 June 2010 DRS Technologies and the Boeing company sign teaming agreement for the NewGen Tanker A teaming agreement between DRS Technologies and the Boeing Company regarding the NewGen Tanker program has been announced today. DRS will collaborate with Boeing on the console design and then manufacture the Aerial Refueling Operator Station, also known as AROS contingent upon Boeing receiving the contract from the United States Air Force. In addition, DRS will provide the interconnect design and associated cable sets to integrate AROS into the Tanker. The agreement has been signed today by Alan Dietrich, President of DRS’s C3 and Aviation Group and Mark DeVoss, Director of Supplier Management Tanker Programs for The Boeing Company. Boeing will be offering it's NewGen Tanker, a widebody, multi-mission aircraft capable of fulfilling the Air Force's needs for transport of fuel, cargo, passengers and patients. The Air Force is expected to award a contract later this year. DRS will draw upon the experience it has gained producing and integrating global transport tanker aircraft Remote Aerial Refueling Operator Consoles, cables and harnesses for The Boeing Company since 2006. Finmeccanica plays a leading role in the global aerospace and defence industry, and participates in some of the sector’s biggest international programmes through its group companies and well-established alliances with European and US partners. A leader in the design and manufacture of helicopters, defence and security electronics, civil and military aircraft, aerostructures, satellites, space infrastructure and defence systems, Finmeccanica is Italy’s leading high-tech company. It also boasts significant manufacturing assets and skills in the transport and energy sectors; it is listed on the Milan stock market and operates via a number of group companies and joint ventures. At the end of February 2010, the Finmeccanica Group had more than 77,000 employees, including almost 12,000 in the US, more than 10,000 in the UK, more than 4,300 in Poland, approximately 3,700 in France and more than 1,000 in Germany. As part of its drive to maintain and build on its technological excellence, Finmeccanica spends 11% of its revenues on Research and Development.
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