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DRS Technologies, Inc.
DRS Technologies, Inc. supplies defense electronics to the U.S. armed services and intelligence agencies, aerospace and defense contractors, international military forces, and industrial markets. DRS develops, manufactures and supports a range of products for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Those products include thermal imaging devices, combat display workstations, electronic sensor systems, power systems, rugged computer systems, air combat training systems, mission recorders, deployable flight incident recorders, environmental control systems, telecommunication systems, aircraft loaders, military trailers and shelters, and integrated logistics support services. In May 2008, it was annuonced that Finmeccanica, S.p.A., an Italian defense and security systems manufacturing firm, would acquire DRS Technologies for $5.2 billion.
Federal Contract $: $ 0.0m
Total Number of Instances: 4
Total Misconduct dollar amount: $ 10.0m
Instances of Misconduct
Dennis Grace and Clay Johnson, employees of DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems, Inc., claimed they were subjected to disparate treatment, severe and pervasive harassment and a hostile working environment because of their race. The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount in September 2009.... more»
Jagdish Barot, who worked as an engineer for DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems, Inc., claimed he was subjected to a hostile work environment due to his ethnic background. The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount in January 2010.... more»
“On October 3, 2001, a lawsuit was filed by Miltope Corporation and IV Phoenix Group, Inc., against DRS Technologies, Inc., DRS Electronic Systems, Inc. and a number of individual defendants, several of whom had been employed by DRS Electronic Systems, Inc. The plaintiffs' claims against DRS related generally to the activities of certain former employees of IV Phoenix Group and the hiring of some of those employees by the Company. [The plaintiffs’ original claims included infringement of a number of patents, breach of a confidentiality agreement, misappropriation of trade secrets, unjust enrichment, unfair competition, tortious interference with business relationships, tortious interference with contracts and conspiracy to breach fiduciary duty. An amended complaint filed in February 2002 eliminated the patent infringement claims and added claims related to statutory and common-law trademark infringement.] On May 4, 2005, DRS entered into a settlement agreement, pursuant to which the Company agreed to pay $7.5 million to the plaintiffs, and litigation involving the parties was resolved to their satisfaction, with the elimination of all outstanding claims. A charge of $6.5 million was recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 to increase the Company’s accrual for the matter to $7.5 million as of March 31, 2005. The settlement payment was made on May 5, 2005.”... more»
Photronics, Inc., a subsidiary of DRS Technologies, Inc., entered into a global settlement with the government, resolving all potential allegations stemming from a four-year investigation of False Claims Act charges involving a former Photronics employee. Under the terms of the settlement, Phototronics agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution in exchange for the dismissal of all litigation or challenges, and pleaded guilty to a violation of the False Claims Act. The government allegations concerned improper reporting of test results for boresighting equipment manufactured for the U.S. Army. No claim was made against DRS Technologies, which cooperated in the investigation.... more»