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BETHESDA, MD., AUGUST 16, 2011 – DRS Defense Solutions announced that it has been awarded a contract by Fleet & Industrial Supply (FISC) in Norfolk, Va., in support of the Joint Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence (JUAS COE) at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. Under terms of the contract, the DRS Sentry UAS will be used in two service missions as a “Threat UAS” flying against U.S. Joint Forces undergoing counter-adversary UAS training. DRS Training & Control Systems in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., will provide Contractor Owned, Contractor Operated (COCO) services to fly a series of live-fly exercises using its Sentry UAS. “We are very pleased to have an opportunity to support the JUAS’s role to provide service training programs that enable deploying warfighters to identify and deal with adversarial UAS threats," says Edwin R. “Robbie” Epstein, president of DRS Defense Solutions’ Training and Control Systems. The JUAS COE’s mission is to provide support to the Joint Operator and Services by facilitating the development and integration of common unmanned aircraft system operating standards, capabilities, concepts, technologies, doctrine, tactics, techniques, procedures and training. JUAS COE leverages existing Combatant Command (COCOM) and service initiatives and activities to provide joint integrated solutions and improved interoperability.