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DRS Technologies Canada partners with Varitron Technologies for the manufacturing of land command support systems (LCSS) designed for armoured fighting vehicles
Saint-Hubert, December 17, 2012 – Varitron Technologies, a leader in the electronic products assembly field, was chosen by DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS Canada) to support the Canadian Land Command Support System Life Extension Project, a $38.7M Cdn. contract awarded to DRS Canada by the Canadian Government on November 30th. This major partnership will result in the creation of 30 permanent high tech jobs at the Varitron facility in Saint-Hubert.
For this contract, Varitron will provide high-volume manufacturing services for various components intended for more than 13,000 communications selector boxes. The communications selector box provides the primary user interface for all land command support system voice and data services, improving the soldier’s ability to select and change radio frequency bands in real time ensuring seamless communications.
“This new contract generates obvious benefits for Varitron in terms of creating additional high-quality jobs and eloquently illustrates the strength of our experience, technical capability, state of the art equipment and strong production team,” commented Michel Farley, President of Varitron Technologies. “High tech process development can lead to improved local competitiveness and our partnership with DRS Canada clearly demonstrates that the electronic manufacturing industry in Canada is strong and growing further.”
In order to better manage its fast-growing order book, including this most recent addition with the DRS contract, Varitron recently doubled the size of its Saint-Hubert head office.
Based in Saint-Hubert and Granby, Quebec, Varitron Technologies offers electronic manufacturing services for the energy, telecommunications, aerospace, medical, military and automotive sectors. Varitron’s expertise in manufacturing and its leading-edge equipment allow the group to offer a comprehensive service, combined with world-class quality standards. www.varitron.com/
About DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies 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 approximately 69,000 people worldwide. http://www.drs.com
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