Leonardo DRS to deliver combat computing upgrades to Australian army
ARLINGTON, Va. Australian army officials selected Leonardo DRS to provide its Battle Management System (BMS) hardware, called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) for the army's M1A1SA main battle tanks and associated combat vehicles.
Leonardo DRS received a direct commercial sale in the amount of $3.1 million for the initial phase of the Australian Army Land 907 BMS program. This is the first order of the MFoCS system by the Australian Army which will provide its armored cavalry units improved connectivity within the Australian Defense Force as well as increased joint U.S. and coalition battle management system interoperability in the field.
Engineers will produce MFoCS systems at the company's facility in Melbourne, Florida and install the system in five locations across Australia.