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ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR™ X7 Rugged Tablet Computers Achieve Verizon Wireless Certification

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May 15, 2011

Paul Macchia
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Richard M. Goldberg
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Brian T. Gallagher
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PARSIPPANY, NJ — DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced today that the ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR™ X7 rugged tablet computers have endured rigorous testing and have been certified for connectivity on the Verizon Wireless network.

This accomplishment ensures that customers utilizing the integrated WWAN capabilities of the ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR™ X7 will have an optimal data and communication experience with Verizon Wireless.

Both fully-rugged rugged tablets-with integrated Gobi™ 2000 WWAN mobile broadband radio to keep the user connected on multiple wireless networks-achieved certification under Verizon Wireless' Open Development program. This program is designed to allow and encourage the development community to create new products, applications and services, and bring these to the marketplace on the Verizon Wireless network.

"This qualification is another example of our commitment to deliver innovative and complete rugged mobile solutions to ARMOR™ customers," commented Mike Sarrica, Vice President and General Manager for DRS Tactical Systems. "Mobile workers need robust connectivity, and the ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR™ X7 both deliver that while enhancing the efficiency and productivity of an increasingly mobile workforce."

The ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR™ X7 feature a range of connectivity options that go beyond WWAN, including Bluetooth® wireless, integrated GPS, and 802.11 a/g/n WiFi. They are specifically designed for mission-critical tasks that require connectivity, mobility, ease of use, and the durability to support all-weather operations. The ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR™ X7 are certified to MIL-STD-810G for extremes in temperature, vibration, shock, and drops.

With a weight of just 4.7 lbs., the ARMOR™ X10gx carries an ingress protection (IP) rating of 67, which means it is fully protected against dust and can withstand the effects of immersion in water to depths up to one meter. Other features include a new docking system, an Intel® Core2 Duo™ Processor with up to 4GB RAM, an Intel® embedded Montevina system architecture, and a 64GB solid-state hard drive with options up to160GB that is user-replaceable.

The ARMOR™ X7 compact rugged tablet offers hand-held mobility at a weight of 2.85 lbs, with a 7" sunlight readable touch screen display. Like the ARMOR™ X10gx, it has the durability to support all-weather operations with an IP65 rating. It features the Intel® Atom™ processor N450 and runs Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional. Additionally, the ARMOR™ X7 marks the debut of the new m-SATA solid-state drives from Intel in the rugged marketplace, in both 40GB and 80GB capacities.

Additional features and benefits of the ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR™ X7 can be found at www.drsarmor.com/products.  

About ARMOR™
ARMOR™ Rugged Mobile Solutions from DRS Technologies combine real-time advanced computing and communications technology with MIL-STD durability and reliability. Based on more than 25 years of experience developing military computer systems and industrial tablets for the harshest real-life working conditions and environments, ARMOR™ fully rugged tablets are certified to survive the harmful effects of dust, sand, glare, moisture, impact, temperature extremes, vibration, and more. They enhance the productivity of mobile workers in field service, heavy industry, energy, manufacturing, construction, transportation, public safety, homeland security, and the military, among other industries. For more information, please visit www.drsARMOR.com.  

About DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. (FNC.MI) which employs more than 73,000 people worldwide. For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company's website at www.drs.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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