MKS’ Ophir® Optics Receives Leonardo DRS 2020 Supplier Recognition Award for Responsiveness, Quality, and Ability to Meet Surge Demand

MKS’ Ophir® Optics Receives Leonardo DRS 2020 Supplier Recognition Award for Responsiveness, Quality, and Ability to Meet Surge Demand

Andover, Massachusetts, January 25, 2021 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, is pleased to announce that the Ophir® Optics Group has been honored with a 2020 Supplier Recognition Award from Leonardo DRS. Leonardo DRS is a technology innovator and prime conractor specializing in ground combat systems integration, mission command and network computing, naval and maritime systems, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. The award, announced on December 22, 2020, acknowledges MKS’ excellent responsiveness and dedicated support via consistent, on-time product deliveries with 100% quality. The award also recognizes MKS’ exemplary performance meeting surge demands which enabled Leonardo DRS to fulfill their customers’ needs.

“We are deeply grateful for this recognition and proud of the collaborative relationship we’ve developed with Leonardo DRS,” said Kobi Lasri, General Manager of Ophir Optics Group. “This award is especially meaningful in 2020 in the face of the unique challenges the pandemic has brought to bear. Supply chains have become a source of competitive advantage as product life cycles shrink, and customer expectations expand to cost, service, and minimal time for delivery. Our goal is help our customers solve their challenges, whatever the conditions may be. With Leonardo DRS, this has proven highly successful based on decades of cooperation between our teams to develop and provide new advanced optics products. We look forward to strengthening such successful relationships with all of our customers.”

MKS provides Leonardo DRS with state-of-the-art optics for uncooled LWIR cameras and detectors for a variety of thermal imaging applications, including fever detection and security and surveillance.

About Leonardo DRS
Leonardo DRS is a U.S. prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in ground combat systems integration, mission command and network computing, naval and maritime systems, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A., which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide. See the full range of capabilities at www.leonardodrs.com.

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