DRS to build refueling system

DRS Technologies Inc has received a $3 million contract from the United States Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren MI to build a prototype Flatrack Refueling Capability (FRC) system for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

TACOM is placing the order on behalf of the USMC through the Army's Program Executive Office for Combat Support & Combat Service Support and its subordinate office of Product Manager for Petroleum and Water Systems.

The order for the FRC modifies a contract DRS currently has to design, develop, and support the Army's Modular Fuel System (MFS) program. The FRC is a variant of the Army's developmental MFS. Work for this contract will start immediately, and delivery of the prototype is expected to occur in December 2007. The delivery will be followed by three months of testing at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The FRC program will be managed by the company's DRS Sustainment Systems unit in St Louis MO.

The FRC prototype will feature an integrated 2,500-gallon fuel tank and a 250 gallons-per-minute pump configured on a flat rack platform. It will be compatible with and transported by the Marine Corps' Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR).

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