DRS Technologies Inc recently received a new $8.5 million order to produce M989A1 Heavy Expanded Mobility Ammunition Trailers (HEMATs) for the United States Army. The HEMAT is a transport system used to transport Multiple Launch Rocket System pods, conventional ammunition, and other equipment on paved, secondary, or cross-country roads to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The order was received from the Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren MI. Work for this award will be accomplished by the company's DRS Sustainment Systems unit in West Plains MO.
This most recent order is part of a previously awarded, five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to produce more than 580 HEMATs over a five-year ordering period ending in October 2009.
In the past 15 years, more than 2,000 HEMAT systems have been produced and used by the Army worldwide.