Metric Systems Awarded $13.2 M Contract

Friday, August 16, 2002
Integrated Defense Technologies Inc.'s, subsidiary, Metric Systems, has been awarded a contract totaling $13.2M for LHD 8 Shipboard Load Centers and Distribution Switchboards by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. Under the contract, Metric Systems will provide development, production, and integrated logistics support of the Low Voltage Electrical Power Load Centers and Distribution Switchboards for use on the LHD 8 Amphibious Assault Ship currently under development by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. This equipment is used to distribute low voltage electrical power to vital shipboard systems and maintain high reliability operation under combat conditions. The contract has a period of performance of 18 months. The LHD 8 is the latest generation ship in a series of Wasp (LHD 1) Class Amphibious Assault ships. The LHD 8 is a multipurpose amphibious assault ship whose primary mission is command and control for amphibious operations and to employ elements of a landing force through a combination of helicopters, landing craft, or amphibious vehicles. "We are very pleased by this win," said Thomas Keenan, President and CEO of Integrated Defense Technologies. "Metric Systems has a long-term business relationship with Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and the U.S. Navy having been the supplier of Load Centers for LHD 2 through LHD 7. We look forward to a continuation of this relationship with LHD 8 and the technology growth that it will bring to the LHD class of ships," Keenan added. Integrated Defense Technologies, Inc., is a developer and provider of advanced electronics and technology products to the defense and intelligence industries. IDT products are installed on or used in support of a wide array of military platforms, in order to enhance their operational performance or extend their useful life. IDT products are incorporated into approximately 250 programs, which, in turn, are installed on or support over 275 platforms. IDT employs more than 1,600 people throughout the United States and Canada.

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