The US Army has awarded a contract for multitemperature refrigeration container systems (MTRCS) to military support company DRS Technologies.

The $16m contract will see the army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts benefit from the next generation of refrigeration systems.

The MTRCS will be used mainly by US Army subsistence platoons and brigade combat teams manoeuvre elements.

It also for medical units to transport and store refrigerated medical supplies, including blood products.

Production work will take place at the company’s DRS Sustainment Systems unit in Florence, Kentucky.

Product deliveries will be complete by June 2009.