November 9, 2007DRS Technologies has entered a $250 million contract with the US Navy to provide a satellite-based broadband and VoIP network for military personnel deployed overseas. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Network will allow users to easily and reliably keep in touch with friends and relatives back home.
MWRnet will be accessible by military personnel in the United States European Command, Central Command, Pacific Command, African Command and other SPAWAR Europe locations. The system includes phone service, e-mail, internet access and video chat capabilities.
“Satellite communications has not only become a mission essential for military tactical operations in the 21st Century, it has become a vital tool to help the morale of warfighters deployed overseas,” said Dr. Mitchell B. Rambler, president of the DRS Technical Services business segment. “DRS takes great pride knowing that we will provide the network that can help families stay connected.”