OCTOBER 15--DRS Technologies Inc. (Parsippany, NJ; www.drs.com) has acquired Nytech Integrated Infrared Systems, a privately held company located in Irvine, CA. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
Nytech is a market leader in uncooled thermal-imaging systems for portable weapons, head gear, hand-held devices, and vehicle-mounted sights. The business also specializes in the design of stabilized, lightweight gimbals capable of controlling numerous sensors and suitable for mounting on a variety of land, sea, and air platforms. Nytech's products are used for various soldier systems enabling day/night vision supporting military reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition. The business also produces forward-looking infrared cameras and thermal sensor modules that can be used for unmanned ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), missile guidance, sensor fusion, and automotive collision avoidance.
Nytech has received many contract awards supporting the US Army, Coast Guard, and other US government agencies. Programs include the Thermal Weapon Sight Omni II, Bradley Head Tracked Sensor Suite, Small Arms Fire Control System, Low Power Uncooled Infrared, and the Pointer UAV, among others. Its systems also have significant potential for international markets and homeland defense. Nytech will operate as a unit of DRS's Electro-Optical Systems Group under the name DRS Nytech Imaging Systems Inc.
DRS Technologies is a leader in infrared sighting and targeting systems used on critical front-line US Army ground vehicle, aircraft, and weapons platforms, as well as US Navy ships. The company supplies multicolor cooled focal-plane-array sensors spanning ground, sea, and air targeting, surveillance, and missile guidance systems. The acquisition of Nytech expands DRS's pursuit of electro-optical system programs associated with uncooled infrared sensors designed for low-cost military and commercial applications.