DRS Technologies Announces Reseller Agreement Commercial Thermal Imaging Systems in Europe

DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that its Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition Group (RSTA) has entered into an international reseller agreement with Acal BFi - a division of Acal plc (FTSE:ACL) - to distribute its family of advanced commercial thermal imaging systems to security and surveillance Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and integrators throughout Europe. The relationship with Acal BFi represents the first significant reseller program in Europe for these systems that are developed by RSTA, which has a rich history of leadership with high-quality and cost-effective thermal imaging systems. Acal BFi is a pan-European technical distributor providing specialist design support, manufacturing and test services across a range of products which includes semiconductors, RF and wireless, frequency control, electromechanical, power management and board-level systems for the electronic and photonic markets. Acal BFi will offer a range of RSTA products to commercial security and surveillance OEM and integrators. RSTA thermal imaging systems produce sharp, high-quality images through smoke, dust, haze, light fog and in complete darkness. Rather than relying on light, they detect the infrared (heat) waves emitted by every person, object and structure. "We welcome our new partnership with Acal BFi, a relationship that we are confident will provide RSTA with a strong international presence as we introduce our industry-leading thermal technology to the commercial market," said RSTA President Terry Murphy. "Acal BFi's multinational presence in Europe and highly experienced applications engineers and sales personnel will be important resources for OEMs and integrators that want to incorporate the latest imaging technology into their products." Acal BFi has operating companies in the U.K., Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Scandinavia.

Source: DRS Technologies Inc., A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)
Date: Dec 8, 2011