DRS Technologies has won a $131m contract to provide the US Army with Applique computer systems for its Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below (FBCB2) / Blue Force Tracking (BFT) programmes.

The FBCB2 / BFT programmes aim to deliver digital battle command and control information systems providing commanders and soldiers with real-time information, allowing for better command and enhanced situational awareness.

The computer systems, which will provide better graphics processing, data handling and system networking capabilities, will be installed on more than 40 types of army vehicles.

DRS expects to begin delivering the systems in November.