05:45 GMT04 December 2020
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - DRS Sustainment Systems has won an almost $190 million US Army contract to manufacture the mobile integrated defeat system to guard ground forces against drone attacks, the Department of Defence announced in a press release.

    "DRS Sustainment Systems [of] St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $189,828,895 ... contract for development, production, deployment and support of the Mobile-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System", the release said on Monday.

    The Defence Department said work on the contract is scheduled to last for five years, with an estimated completion date of 30 July 2025.

    At a US Navy surface warfare conference in January, Northrup Grumman engineer Kevin Knowles said his company was working on an airburst round compatible with certain US Navy surface ships’ 30-millimeter deck to develop new World War II-style 'flak' cannons to defend against swarming drone attacks with exploding shells ripping them with shrapnel steel.

    Leonardo DRS specializes in electro-optical/infrared systems, naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions.

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