The US Army has awarded a $120mn contract to DRS Technologies to provide more than 7,200 tactical quiet generators (TQG) in different sizes.

A reliable power source for military forces, DRS’s TQGs are quiet and lightweight, and can be used in remote areas where electrical power is needed.

The generators are in 3kW, 5kW, 10kW, 15kW and 100kW power output sizes, and will be manufactured by DRS Fermont in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The cutting-edge 100kW TQG offers an advanced electronic diagnostics and prognostics package, and a state-of-the-art digital control panel.

The multiple follow-on delivery orders fall under the pre-existing contracts of the US Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.

Delivery of the generators began in early 2009 and will continue until January 2011.