Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced that Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. has received a five-year, $22 M contract from the US Army's Space and Missile Defense Command, to continue the development of Teledyne's Missile Defense Systems Exerciser (MDSE).

The contract contains provisions for five one-year award-term options, which, if exercised, would increase the contract value to $46 M and extend the performance period to ten years.

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) uses MDSE to test tactical hardware and software of a variety of missile defense systems in different locations under realistic battlefield scenarios.

For example, controllers in Huntsville, AL, can link MDSE with Patriot and Aegis systems in other locations and then exercise the various software systems.

MDSE is the MDA's only accredited tool for assessment of interoperability among its theater missile defense components.