Leonardo DRS achieves milestone with 70,000th MFoCS for US Army

8 July 2020 (Last Updated July 8th, 2020 16:30)

Leonardo DRS has achieved a milestone with the delivery of its 70,000th Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) to the US Army.

Leonardo DRS achieves milestone with 70,000th MFoCS for US Army
Leonardo DRS has delivered its 70,000th MFoCS to the US Army. Credit: Leonardo DRS.

Leonardo DRS has achieved a milestone with the delivery of its 70,000th Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) to the US Army.

For the last two decades, the company has provided the US military with the advanced tactical computing system.

These units are installed in ground combat and tactical vehicles, as well as command post operations for modular computing capabilities.

Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business unit senior vice-president and general manager Bill Guyan said: “We are honoured to continue supporting the delivery of the next generation of mission-critical computing in support of our soldiers and marines at the point of the spear.

“We take great pride in having designed a mission-critical family of network systems using the latest commercial off-the-shelf technologies that can be confidently relied upon when in harm’s way.”

MFoCS systems provide troops with advanced computing and display technology and faster processing performance.

The system supports the integration of additional sensors and communications networks.

Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business has designed and built several generations of MFoCS by closely working with partners at the US Army Project Manager – Mission Command.

It supports the US Army’s Network Modernization Plan and fulfils the army’s current and future advanced Mounted Mission Command requirements.

Last month, Leonardo DRS received a $206m contract to deliver vehicle installation kits (I-Kits) for the next-generation MFoCS II.

The three-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded on behalf of the US Army Project Manager Mission Command and PEO Command Control Communications – Tactical.