DRS Technologies, Inc.
Amended and Restated
1996 Omnibus Plan
(as amended on January 22, 2004)

1. Establishment and Purpose.

        There is hereby adopted the DRS Technologies, Inc. 1996 Omnibus Plan (as amended, the "Plan"). This Plan is intended to promote the interests of the Company (as defined below) and the stockholders of DRS Technologies, Inc. ("DRS") by providing officers and other employees of the Company (including directors who are also employees of the Company) with appropriate incentives and rewards to encourage them to enter into and continue in the employ of the Company and to acquire a proprietary interest in the long-term success of the Company; to compensate DRS's non-employee directors and provide incentives to such non-employee directors which are directly linked to increases in stock value; and to reward the performance of individual officers, other employees, consultants and non-employee directors in fulfilling their personal responsibilities for long-range achievements.

2. Definitions.

        As used in the Plan, the following definitions apply to the terms indicated below:

(a)

"Agreement" shall mean the written agreement between DRS and a Participant evidencing an Incentive Award.

(b)

"Board of Directors" shall mean the Board of Directors of DRS.

(c)

"Cause" shall mean (1) the willful and continued failure by the Participant substantially to perform his or her duties and obligations to the Company (other than any such failure resulting from his or her incapacity due to physical or mental illness); (2) the willful engaging by the Participant in misconduct which is materially injurious to the Company; (3) the commission by the Participant of a felony; or (4) the commission by the Participant of a crime against the Company which is materially injurious to the Company. For purposes of this Section 2(c), no act, or failure to act, on a Participant's part shall be considered "willful" unless done, or omitted to be done, by the Participant in bad faith and without reasonable belief that his or her action or omission was in the best interest of the Company. Determination of Cause shall be made by the Committee in its sole discretion.

(d)

A "Change in Control" shall be deemed to have occurred if the event set forth in any one of the following paragraphs shall have occurred:


(1)

any Person is or becomes the "Beneficial Owner" (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of DRS (not including in the securities beneficially Owned by such Person any securities acquired directly from the Company) representing 25% or more of DRS's then outstanding securities, excluding any Person who becomes such a Beneficial Owner in connection with a transaction described in clause (i) of paragraph (3) below; or

(2)

the following individuals cease for any reason to constitute a majority of the number of directors then serving: individuals who, on the Effective Date, constitute the Board of Directors and any new director (other than a director whose initial assumption of office is in connection with an actual or threatened election contest, including but not limited to a consent solicitation, relating to the election of directors of DRS) whose appointment or election by the Board of Directors or nomination for election by DRS's stockholders was approved or recommended by a vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the directors then still


in office who either were directors on the Effective Date or whose appointment, election or nomination for election was previously so approved or recommended; or

(3)

there is consummated a merger or consolidation of the Company with any other corporation other than (i) a merger or consolidation which would result in the voting securities of DRS outstanding immediately prior to such merger or consolidation continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity or any parent thereof) at least 75% of the combined voting power of the voting securities of DRS or such surviving entity or any parent thereof outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation, or (ii) a merger or consolidation effected to implement a recapitalization of DRS (or similar transaction) in which no Person is or becomes the Beneficial Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of DRS (not including in the securities Beneficially Owned by such Person any securities acquired directly from the Company) representing 25% or more of the combined voting power of DRS's then outstanding securities; or

(4)

the stockholders of DRS approve a plan of complete liquidation or dissolution of DRS or there is consummated an agreement for the sale or disposition by DRS of all or substantially all of DRS's assets, other than a sale or disposition by DRS of all or substantially all of DRS's assets to an entity, at least 75% of the combined voting power of the voting securities of which are owned by Persons in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of DRS immediately prior to such sale.

(e)

"Code" shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and any regulations promulgated thereunder.

(f)

"Committee" shall mean the Stock Option Committee of the Board of Directors. The Committee shall consist of two or more persons, each of whom is an "outside director" within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code and a "non-employee director" within the meaning of Rule 16b-3.

(g)

"Company" shall mean, collectively, DRS and each of its Subsidiaries now held or hereinafter acquired.

(h)

"Company Stock" shall mean the common stock of DRS, par value $.01 per share.

(i)

"Disability" shall mean: (1) any physical or mental condition that would qualify a Participant for a disability benefit under the long-term disability plan maintained by the Company and applicable to him or her; (2) when used in connection with the exercise of an Incentive Stock Option following termination of employment, disability within the meaning of Section 22(e)(3) of the Code; or (3) such other condition as may be determined in the sole discretion of the Committee to constitute Disability.

(j)

"Effective Date" shall mean the date upon which this Plan is adopted by the Board of Directors.

(k)

"Exchange Act" shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time.

(l)

"Executive Officer" shall have the meaning set forth in Rule 3b-7 promulgated under the Exchange Act.

(m)

The "Fair Market Value" of a share of Company Stock, as of a date of determination, shall mean (1) the closing sales price per share of Company Stock on the national securities exchange on which such stock is principally traded for the last preceding date on which there was a sale of such stock on such exchange, or (2) if the shares of Company Stock are not

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listed or admitted to trading on any such exchange, the closing price as reported by the New York Stock Exchange for the last preceding date on which there was a sale of such stock on such exchange, or (3) if the shares of Company Stock are not then listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the average of the highest reported bid and lowest reported asked prices for the shares of Company Stock as reported by the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. Automated Quotations System for the last preceding date on which there was a sale of such stock in such market, or (4) if the shares of Company Stock are not then listed on a national securities exchange or traded in an over-the-counter market or the value of such shares is not otherwise determinable, such value as determined by the Committee in good faith.

(n)

"Incentive Award" shall mean any Option, Tandem SAR, Stand-Alone SAR, Restricted Stock, Phantom Stock, Stock Bonus or Other Award granted pursuant to the terms of the Plan.

(o)

"Incentive Stock Option" shall mean an Option that is an "incentive stock option" within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code, or any successor provision, and that is designated by the Committee as an Incentive Stock Option.

(p)

"Initial Director" shall mean a Non-Employee Director of DRS who is a member of the Board of Directors on the Effective Date.

(q)

"Issue Date" shall mean the date established by DRS on which certificates representing shares of Restricted Stock shall be issued by DRS pursuant to the terms of Section 10(e).

(r)

"Non-Employee Director" shall mean a member of the Board of Directors who is not and has never been an employee of the Company.

(s)

"Non-Qualified Stock Option" shall mean an Option other than an Incentive Stock Option.

(t)

"Option" shall mean an option to purchase shares of Company Stock granted pursuant to Section 7 (or, with respect to a Non-Employee Director, pursuant to Section 14 hereof).

(u)

"Other Award" shall mean an award granted pursuant to Section 13 hereof.

(v)

"Partial Exercise" shall mean an exercise of an Incentive Award for less than the full extent permitted at the time of such exercise.

(w)

"Participant" shall mean (1) an employee or consultant of the Company to whom an Incentive Award is granted pursuant to the Plan, (2) with respect to Non-Qualified Stock Options granted under Section 14 hereof, each Non-Employee Director and (3) upon the death of an individual described in (1) or (2), his or her successors, heirs, executors and administrators, as the case may be.

(x)

"Person" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3(a)(9) of the Exchange Act, as modified and used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) thereof, except that such term shall not include (1) the Company, (2) a trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an employee benefit plan of the Company, (3) an underwriter temporarily holding securities pursuant to an offering of such securities or (4) a corporation owned, directly or indirectly, by the stockholders of DRS in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of stock of DRS.

(y)

"Phantom Stock" shall mean the right, granted pursuant to Section 11, to receive in cash or shares the Fair Market Value of a share of Company Stock.

(z)

"Reload Option" shall mean a Non-Qualified Stock Option granted pursuant to Section 7(c)(5).

(aa)

"Restricted Stock" shall mean a share of Company Stock which is granted pursuant to the terms of Section 10 hereof and which is subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 10(c).

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(bb)

"Rule 16b-3" shall mean the Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act, as amended from time to time.

(cc)

"Securities Act" shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended from time to time.

(dd)

"Stand-Alone SAR" shall mean a stock appreciation right which is granted pursuant to Section 9 and which is not related to any Option.

(ee)

"Stock Bonus" shall mean a bonus payable in shares of Company Stock granted pursuant to Section 12.

(ff)

"Subsequent Director" shall mean a Non-Employee Director of DRS who becomes a member of the Board of Directors subsequent to the Effective Date.

(gg)

"Subsidiary" shall mean a "subsidiary corporation" within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the Code.

(hh)

"Tandem SAR" shall mean a stock appreciation right which is granted pursuant to Section 8 and which is related to an Option.

(ii)

"Vesting Date" shall mean the date established by the Committee on which a share of Restricted Stock or Phantom Stock may vest.

3. Stock Subject to the Plan.

(a)

Shares Available for Awards.

The maximum number of shares of Company Stock reserved for issuance under the Plan shall be 5,875,000 shares (subject to adjustment as provided herein). Such shares may be authorized but unissued Company Stock or authorized and issued Company Stock held in DRS's treasury. The Committee may direct that any stock certificate evidencing shares issued pursuant to the Plan shall bear a legend setting forth such restrictions on transferability as may apply to such shares pursuant to the Plan. The grant of a Tandem SAR, a Stand-Alone SAR or Phantom Stock shall not reduce the number of shares of Company Stock with respect to which Incentive Awards may be granted pursuant to the Plan.

(b)

Individual Limitation.

The total number of shares of Company Stock subject to Incentive Awards (including Incentive Awards which may be payable in cash but denominated as shares of Company Stock, i.e., Stand-Alone SARs and Phantom Stock), awarded to any employee during any tax year of the Company, shall not exceed 200,000 shares (subject to adjustment as provided herein). Determinations under the preceding sentence shall be made in a manner that is consistent with Section 162(m) of the Code.

(c)

Adjustment for Change in Capitalization.

In the event that the Committee shall determine that any dividend or other distribution (whether in the form of cash, Company Stock, or other property), recapitalization, Company Stock split, reverse Company Stock split, reorganization, merger, consolidation, spin-off, combination, repurchase, or share exchange, or other similar corporate transaction or event, affects the Company Stock such that an adjustment is appropriate in order to prevent dilution or enlargement of the rights of Participants under the Plan, then the Committee shall make such equitable changes or adjustments as it deems necessary or appropriate to any or all of (1) the number and kind of shares of Company Stock which may thereafter be issued in connection with Incentive Awards, (2) the number and kind of shares of Company Stock issued or issuable in respect of outstanding Incentive Awards, (3) the exercise price, grant

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price or purchase price relating to any Incentive Award, and (4) the maximum number of shares subject to Incentive Awards which may be awarded to any employee during any tax year of the Company; provided that, with respect to Incentive Stock Options, such adjustment shall be made in accordance with Section 424 of the Code.

(d)

Re-Use of Shares.

The following shares of Company Stock shall again become available for Incentive Awards: except as provided below, any shares subject to an Incentive Award that remain unissued upon the cancellation, surrender, exchange or termination of such award for any reason whatsoever; and any shares of Restricted Stock forfeited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, upon the exercise of any Incentive Award granted in tandem with any other Incentive Awards, such related Awards shall be cancelled to the extent of the number of shares of Company Stock as to which the Incentive Award is exercised and such number of shares shall no longer be available for Incentive Awards under the Plan.

4. Administration of the Plan.

        The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. The Committee shall have the authority in its sole discretion, subject to and not inconsistent with the express provisions of the Plan, to administer the Plan and to exercise all the powers and authorities either specifically granted to it under the Plan or necessary or advisable in the administration of the Plan, including, without limitation, the authority to grant Incentive Awards; to determine the persons to whom and the time or times at which Incentive Awards shall be granted; to determine the type and number of Incentive Awards to be granted, the number of shares of Stock to which an Award may relate and the terms, conditions, restrictions and performance criteria relating to any Incentive Award; to determine whether, to what extent, and under what circumstances an Incentive Award may be settled, cancelled, forfeited, exchanged, or surrendered; to make adjustments in the performance goals in recognition of unusual or non-recurring events affecting the Company or the financial statements of the Company (to the extent not inconsistent with Section 162(m) of the Code, if applicable), or in response to changes in applicable laws, regulations, or accounting principles; to construe and interpret the Plan and any Incentive Award; to prescribe, amend and rescind rules and regulations relating to the Plan; to determine the terms and provisions of Agreements; and to make all other determinations deemed necessary or advisable for the administration of the Plan.

        The Committee may, in its absolute discretion, without amendment to the Plan, (a) except with regard to Non-Qualified Stock Options granted to Non-Employee Directors pursuant to Section 14 hereof, accelerate the date on which any Option or Stand-Alone SAR granted under the Plan becomes exercisable, waive or amend the operation of Plan provisions respecting exercise after termination of employment or otherwise adjust any of the terms of such Option or Stand-Alone SAR, and (b) accelerate the Vesting Date or Issue Date, or waive any condition imposed hereunder, with respect to any share of Restricted Stock, Phantom Stock or other Incentive Award or otherwise adjust any of the terms applicable to any such Incentive Award.

        No member of the Committee shall be liable for any action, omission or determination relating to the Plan, and the Company shall indemnify (to the extent permitted under Delaware law and the bylaws of the Company) and hold harmless each member of the Committee and each other director or employee of the Company to whom any duty or power relating to the administration or interpretation of the Plan has been delegated against any cost or expense (including counsel fees) or liability (including any sum paid in settlement of a claim with the approval of the Committee) arising out of any action, omission or determination relating to the Plan, unless, in either case, such action, omission or determination was taken or made by such member, director or employee in bad faith and without reasonable belief that it was in the best interests of the Company.

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5.     Eligibility.

        The persons who shall be eligible to receive Incentive Awards pursuant to the Plan shall be such employees of the Company (including officers of the Company, whether or not they are directors of DRS) and consultants of the Company as the Committee shall select from time to time. Non-Qualified Stock Options shall be granted to Non-Employee Directors in accordance with the provisions of Section 14 hereof.

6.     Awards Under the Plan; Agreement.

        The Committee may grant Options, Tandem SARs, Stand-Alone SARs, shares of Restricted Stock, shares of Phantom Stock, Stock Bonuses and Other Awards in such amounts and with such terms and conditions as the Committee shall determine, subject to the provisions of the Plan. Non-Qualified Stock Options shall be granted to Non-Employee Directors in accordance with Section 14 hereof.

        Each Incentive Award granted under the Plan (except an unconditional Stock Bonus) shall be evidenced by an Agreement which shall contain such provisions as the Committee may in its sole discretion deem necessary or desirable. By accepting an Incentive Award, a Participant thereby agrees that the award shall be subject to all of the terms and provisions of the Plan and the applicable Agreement.

7.     Options.

(a)

Identification of Options

Each Option shall be clearly identified in the applicable Agreement as either an Incentive Stock Option or a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

(b)

Exercise Price.

Each Agreement with respect to an Option shall set forth the amount (the "option exercise price") payable by the grantee to the Company upon exercise of the Option. The option exercise price per share shall be determined by the Committee; provided, however, that [in the case of an Incentive Stock Option,] the option exercise price shall in no event be less than the Fair Market Value of a share of Company Stock on the date the Option is granted.

(c)

Term and Exercise of Options.


(1)

Unless the applicable Agreement provides otherwise, an Option shall become cumulatively exercisable as to 25 percent of the shares covered thereby on each of the first, second, third and fourth anniversaries of the date of grant. The Committee shall determine the expiration date of each Option; provided, however, that no Incentive Stock Option shall be exercisable more than 10 years after the date of grant. Unless the applicable Agreement provides otherwise, no Option shall be exercisable prior to the first anniversary of the date of grant.

(2)

An Option may be exercised for all or any portion of the shares as to which it is exercisable, provided that no Partial Exercise of an Option shall be for an aggregate exercise price of less than $1,000. The Partial Exercise of an Option shall not cause the expiration, termination or cancellation of the remaining portion thereof.

(3)

An Option shall be exercised by delivering notice to DRS's principal office, to the attention of its Secretary. Such notice shall be accompanied by the applicable Agreement, shall specify the number of shares of Company Stock with respect to which the Option is being exercised and the effective date of the proposed exercise and shall be signed by the Participant or other person then having the right to exercise the Option. Payment for

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shares of Company Stock purchased upon the exercise of an Option shall be made on the effective date of such exercise by one or a combination of the following means: (i) in cash or by personal check, certified check, bank cashier's check or wire transfer; (ii) subject to the approval of the Committee, in shares of Company Stock owned by the Participant for at least six months prior to the date of exercise and valued at their Fair Market Value on the effective date of such exercise; or (iii) subject to the approval of the Committee, by such other provision as the Committee may from time to time authorize. Any payment in shares of Company Stock shall be effected by the delivery of such shares to the Secretary of DRS, duly endorsed in blank or accompanied by stock powers duly executed in blank, together with any other documents and evidences as the Secretary of DRS shall require.

(4)

Certificates for shares of Company Stock purchased upon the exercise of an Option shall be issued in the name of the Participant or other person entitled to receive such shares, and delivered to the Participant or such other person as soon as practicable following the effective date on which the Option is exercised.

(5)

The Committee shall have the authority to specify, at the time of grant or, with respect to Non-Qualified Stock Options, at or after the time of grant, that a Participant shall be granted a new Non-Qualified Stock Option (a "Reload Option") for a number of shares equal to the number of shares surrendered by the Participant upon exercise of all or a part of an Option in the manner described in Section 7(c)(3)(ii) above, subject to the availability of shares of Company Stock under the Plan at the time of such exercise; provided, however, that no Reload Option shall be granted to a Non-Employee Director. Reload Options shall be subject to such conditions as may be specified by the Committee in its discretion, subject to the terms of the Plan.

(d)

Limitations on Incentive Stock Options.


(1)

To the extent that the aggregate Fair Market Value of shares of Company Stock with respect to which Incentive Stock Options are exercisable for the first time by a Participant during any calendar year under the Plan and any other stock option plan of the Company (or any Subsidiary) shall exceed $100,000, such Options shall be treated as Non-Qualified Stock Options. Such Fair Market Value shall be determined as of the date on which each such Incentive Stock Option is granted.

(2)

No Incentive Stock Option may be granted to an individual if, at the time of the proposed grant, such individual owns (or is attributed to own by virtue of the Code) stock possessing more than ten percent of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or any Subsidiary unless (i) the exercise price of such Incentive Stock Option is at least 110 percent of the Fair Market Value of a share of Company Stock at the time such Incentive Stock Option is granted and (ii) such Incentive Stock Option is not exercisable after the expiration of five years from the date such Incentive Stock Option is granted.

(e)

Effect of Termination of Employment.


(1)

Unless the applicable Agreement provides otherwise, in the event that the employment of a Participant with the Company shall terminate for any reason other than Cause, Disability or death, (i) Options granted to such Participant, to the extent that they are exercisable at the time of such termination, shall remain exercisable until the date that is three months after such termination, on which date they shall expire, and (ii) Options granted to such Participant, to the extent that they were not exercisable at the time of such termination, shall expire at the close of business on the date of such termination. The three-month period described in this Section 7(e)(1) shall be extended to one year

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from the date of such termination in the event of the Participant's death during such three-month period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Option shall be exercisable after the expiration of its term.

(2)

Unless the applicable Agreement provides otherwise, in the event that the employment of a Participant with the Company shall terminate on account of the Disability or death of the Participant, (i) Options granted to such Participant, to the extent that they were exercisable at the time of such termination, shall remain exercisable until the first anniversary of such termination, on which date they shall expire, and (ii) Options granted to such Participant, to the extent that they were not exercisable at the time of such termination, shall expire at the close of business on the date of such termination; provided, however, that no Option shall be exercisable after the expiration of its term.

(3)

In the event of the termination of a Participant's employment for Cause, all outstanding Options granted to such Participant shall expire at the commencement of business on the date of such termination.

(f)

Acceleration of Exercise Date Upon Change in Control.

Upon the occurrence of a Change in Control, each Option granted under the Plan and outstanding at such time shall become fully and immediately exercisable and shall remain exercisable until its expiration, termination or cancellation.

8.     Tandem SARs.

        The Committee may grant in connection with any Option granted hereunder, except a Non-Qualified Stock Option granted to a Non-Employee Director pursuant to Section 14 hereof, one or more Tandem SARs relating to a number of shares of Company Stock less than or equal to the number of shares of Company Stock subject to the related Option. A Tandem SAR granted in connection with an Option must be granted at the same time that such Option is granted; provided, however, that a Tandem SAR granted in connection with a Non-Qualified Stock Option may be granted subsequent to the time that such Non-Qualified Stock Option is granted.

(a)

Benefit Upon Exercise

The exercise of a Tandem SAR with respect to any number of shares of Company Stock shall entitle the Participant to a cash payment, for each such share, equal to the excess of (1) the Fair Market Value of a share of Company Stock on the exercise date over (2) the option exercise price of the related Option. Such payment shall be made as soon as practicable after the effective date of such exercise.

(b)

Term and Exercise of Tandem SAR.


(1)

A Tandem SAR shall be exercisable only if and to the extent that its related Option is exercisable.

(2)

The exercise of a Tandem SAR with respect to a number of shares of Company Stock shall cause the immediate and automatic cancellation of its related Option with respect to an equal number of shares. The exercise of an Option, or the cancellation, termination or expiration of an Option (other than pursuant to this Section 8(b)(2)), with respect to a number of shares of Company Stock shall cause the automatic and immediate cancellation of any related Tandem SARs to the extent of the number of shares of Company Stock subject to such Option which is so exercised, cancelled, terminated or expired.

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(3)

A Tandem SAR may be exercised for all or any portion of the shares as to which it is exercisable; provided, that no Partial Exercise of a Tandem SAR shall be for an aggregate exercise price of less than $1,000.

(4)

No Tandem SAR shall be assignable or transferable otherwise than together with its related Option.

(5)

A Tandem SAR shall be exercised by delivering notice to DRS's principal office, to the attention of its Secretary. Such notice shall be accompanied by the applicable Agreement, shall specify the number of shares of Company Stock with respect to which the Tandem SAR is being exercised and the effective date of the proposed exercise and shall be signed by the Participant or other person then having the right to exercise the Option to which the Tandem SAR is related.

9.     Stand-Alone SARs.

(a)

Exercise Price.

The exercise price per share of a Stand-Alone SAR shall be determined by the Committee at the time of grant, but shall in no event be less than the Fair Market Value of a share of Company Stock on the date of grant.

(b)

Benefit Upon Exercise.

The exercise of a Stand-Alone SAR with respect to any number of shares of Company Stock shall entitle the Participant to a payment, for each such share, equal to the excess of (1) the Fair Market Value of a share of Company Stock on the exercise date over (2) the exercise price of the Stand-Alone SAR. Such payments shall be made as soon as practicable after such exercise, in cash and/or shares of Company Stock, as determined by the Committee.

(c)

Term and Exercise of Stand-Alone SARs.


(1)

Unless the applicable Agreement provides otherwise, a Stand-Alone SAR shall become cumulatively exercisable as to 25 percent of the shares covered thereby on each of the first, second, third and fourth anniversaries of the date of grant. The Committee shall determine the expiration date of each Stand-Alone SAR. Unless the applicable Agreement provides otherwise, no Stand-Alone SAR shall be exercisable prior to the first anniversary of the date of grant.

(2)

A Stand-Alone SAR may be exercised for all or any portion of the shares as to which it is exercisable; provided, that no Partial Exercise of a Stand-Alone SAR shall be for an aggregate exercise price of less than $1,000.

(3)

A Stand-Alone SAR shall be exercised by delivering notice to DRS's principal office, to the attention of its Secretary. Such notice shall be accompanied by the applicable Agreement, shall specify the number of shares of Company Stock with respect to which the Stand-Alone SAR is being exercised, and the effective date of the proposed exercise, and shall be signed by the Participant.

(d)

Effect of Termination of Employment.

The provisions set forth in Section 7(e) with respect to the exercise of Options following termination of employment shall apply as well to such exercise of Stand-Alone SARs.

(e)

Acceleration of Exercise Date Upon Change in Control.

Upon the occurrence of a Change in Control any Stand-Alone SAR granted under the Plan and outstanding at such time shall become fully and immediately exercisable and shall remain exercisable until its expiration, termination or cancellation.

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10.   Restricted Stock.

(a)

Issue Date and Vesting Date.

At the time of the grant of shares of Restricted Stock, the Committee shall establish an Issue Date or Issue Dates and a Vesting Date or Vesting Dates with respect to such shares. The Committee may divide such shares into classes and assign a different Issue Date and/or Vesting Date for each class. If the grantee is employed by the Company on an Issue Date (which may be the date of grant), the specified number of shares of Restricted Stock shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 10(e). Provided that all conditions to the vesting of a share of Restricted Stock imposed pursuant to Section 10(b) are satisfied, and except as provided in Section 10(g), upon the occurrence of the Vesting Date with respect to a share of Restricted Stock, such share shall vest and the restrictions of Section 10(c) shall lapse.

(b)

Conditions to Vesting.

At the time of the grant of shares of Restricted Stock, the Committee may impose such restrictions or conditions to the vesting of such shares as it, in its absolute discretion, deems appropriate.

(c)

Restrictions on Transfer Prior to Vesting.

Prior to the vesting of a share of Restricted Stock, no transfer of a Participant's rights with respect to such share, whether voluntary or involuntary, by operation of law or otherwise, shall be permitted. Immediately upon any attempt to transfer such rights, such share, and all of the rights related thereto, shall be forfeited by the Participant.

(d)

Dividends on Restricted Stock.

The Committee in its discretion may require that any dividends paid on shares of Restricted Stock be held in escrow until all restrictions on such shares have lapsed.

(e)

Issuance of Certificates.


(1)

Reasonably promptly after the Issue Date with respect to shares of Restricted Stock, DRS shall cause to be issued a stock certificate, registered in the name of the Participant to whom such shares were granted, evidencing such shares; provided that DRS shall not cause such a stock certificate to be issued unless it has received a stock power duly endorsed in blank with respect to such shares. Each such stock certificate shall bear the following legend:

THE TRANSFERABILITY OF THIS CERTIFICATE AND THE SHARES OF STOCK REPRESENTED HEREBY ARE SUBJECT TO THE RESTRICTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS (INCLUDING FORFEITURE PROVISIONS AND RESTRICTIONS AGAINST TRANSFER) CONTAINED IN THE DRS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1996 OMNIBUS PLAN, AS AMENDED, AND AN AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE REGISTERED OWNER OF SUCH SHARES AND DRS. A COPY OF THE PLAN AND AGREEMENT IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DRS, 5 SYLVAN WAY, PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY 07054.

Such legend shall not be removed until such shares vest pursuant to the terms hereof.

(2)

Each certificate issued pursuant to this Section 10(e), together with the stock powers relating to the shares of Restricted Stock evidenced by such certificate, shall be held by DRS unless the Committee determines otherwise.

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(f)

Consequences of Vesting.

Upon the vesting of a share of Restricted Stock pursuant to the terms hereof, the restrictions of Section 10(c) shall lapse with respect to such share. Reasonably promptly after a share of Restricted Stock vests, DRS shall cause to be delivered to the Participant to whom such shares were granted, a certificate evidencing such share, free of the legend set forth in Section 10(e).

(g)

Effect of Termination of Employment.


(1)

Subject to such other provision as the Committee may set forth in the applicable Agreement, and to the Committee's amendment authority pursuant to Section 4, upon the termination of a Participant's employment for any reason other than Cause, any and all shares to which restrictions on transferability apply shall be immediately forfeited by the Participant and transferred to, and reacquired by, DRS; provided that if the Committee, in its sole discretion, shall within thirty (30) days after such termination of employment notify the Participant in writing of its decision not to terminate the Participant's rights in such shares, then the Participant shall continue to be the owner of such shares subject to such continuing restrictions as the Committee may prescribe in such notice. In the event of a forfeiture of shares pursuant to this section, DRS shall repay to the Participant (or the Participant's estate) any amount paid by the Participant for such shares. In the event that DRS requires a return of shares, it shall also have the right to require the return of all dividends paid on such shares, whether by termination of any escrow arrangement under which such dividends are held or otherwise.

(2)

In the event of the termination of a Participant's employment for Cause, all shares of Restricted Stock granted to such Participant which have not vested as of the date of such termination shall immediately be returned to DRS, together with any dividends paid on such shares, in return for which DRS shall repay to the Participant any amount paid by the Participant for such shares.

(h)

Effect of Change in Control

Upon the occurrence of a Change in Control all outstanding shares of Restricted Stock which have not theretofore vested shall immediately vest and all restrictions on such shares shall immediately lapse.

(i)

Special Provisions Regarding Awards.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Restricted Stock granted pursuant to this Section 10 to Executive Officers may be based on the attainment by DRS or the Company (or a Subsidiary or division of DRS if applicable) of performance goals pre-established by the Committee, based on one or more of the following criteria: (1) a specified percentage return on total stockholder equity; (2) a specified percentage increase in earnings per share of Company Stock; (3) a specified percentage increase in net income (before or after taxes); (4) a specified percentage increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization; (5) a specified percentage increase in earnings before interest and income taxes, as adjusted for corporate office overhead expense allocation; (6) a specified percentage increase in revenues; (7) a specified minimum return on assets; and (8) such other criteria as the stockholders of DRS may approve; in each case, as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Such shares of Restricted Stock shall be released from restrictions only after the attainment of such performance measures has been certified by the Committee.

11.

Phantom Stock.

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(a)

Vesting Date.

At the time of the grant of shares of Phantom Stock, the Committee shall establish a Vesting Date or Vesting Dates with respect to such shares. The Committee may divide such shares into classes and assign a different Vesting Date for each class. Provided that all conditions to the vesting of a share of Phantom Stock imposed pursuant to Section 11(c) are satisfied, and except as provided in Section 11(d), upon the occurrence of the Vesting Date with respect to a share of Phantom Stock, such share shall vest.

(b)

Benefit Upon Vesting.

Upon the vesting of a share of Phantom Stock, the Participant shall be entitled to receive, within 30 days of the date on which such share vests, an amount, in cash and/or shares of Company Stock, as determined by the Committee, equal to the sum of (1) the Fair Market Value of a share of Company Stock on the date on which such share of Phantom Stock vests and (2) the aggregate amount of cash dividends paid with respect to a share of Company Stock during the period commencing on the date on which the share of Phantom Stock was granted and terminating on the date on which such share vests.

(c)

Conditions to Vesting.

At the time of the grant of shares of Phantom Stock, the Committee may impose such restrictions or conditions to the vesting of such shares as it, in its absolute discretion, deems appropriate.

(d)

Effect of Termination of Employment.

 

Subject to such other provision as the Committee may set forth in the applicable Agreement, and to the Committee's amendment authority pursuant to Section 4, shares of Phantom Stock that have not vested, together with any dividends credited on such shares, shall be forfeited upon the Participant's termination of employment for any reason.

(e)

Effect of Change in Control.

Upon the occurrence of a Change in Control, all outstanding shares of Phantom Stock which have not theretofore vested shall immediately vest and payment in respect of such shares shall be made in accordance with the terms of this Plan.

(f)

Special Provisions Regarding Awards.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the vesting of Phantom Stock granted pursuant to this Section 11 to Executive Officers may be based on the attainment by DRS or the Company (or a Subsidiary or division of DRS if applicable) of one or more of the performance criteria set forth in Section 10(i) hereof, in each case, as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. No payment in respect of any such Phantom Stock award will be paid to an Executive Officer until the attainment of the respective performance measures have been certified by the Committee.

12. Stock Bonuses.

        In the event that the Committee grants a Stock Bonus, a certificate for the shares of Company Stock comprising such Stock Bonus shall be issued in the name of the Participant to whom such grant was made and delivered to such Participant as soon as practicable after the date on which such Stock Bonus is payable. Executive Officers shall be eligible to receive Stock Bonus grants hereunder only after a determination of eligibility is made by the Committee, in its sole discretion.

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13. Other Awards.

        Other forms of Incentive Awards ("Other Awards") valued in whole or in part by reference to, or otherwise based on, Company Stock may be granted either alone or in addition to other Incentive Awards under the Plan. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Committee shall have sole and complete authority to determine the persons to whom and the time or times at which such Other Awards shall be granted, the number of shares of Company Stock to be granted pursuant to such Other Awards and all other conditions of such Other Awards.

14. Non-Employee Director Formula Stock Options.

        The provisions of this Section 14 shall apply only to grants of Non-Qualified Stock Options to Non-Employee Directors, and, to the extent required by Rule 16b-3, shall not be amended more than every six months, other than to comport with changes in the Code, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

(a)

General.

Non-Employee Directors shall receive Non-Qualified Stock Options under the Plan. The exercise price per share of Company Stock purchasable under Non-Qualified Stock Options granted to Non-Employee Directors shall be the Fair Market Value of a share of Company Stock on the date of grant. No Non-Qualified Stock Option granted to a Non-Employee Director may be subject to an acceleration of exercisability except upon a Change in Control as described in Section 7(f).

(b)

Initial Grants to Subsequent Directors.

Each Subsequent Director shall, at the time such director becomes a member of the Board of Directors, be granted automatically a Non-Qualified Stock Option to purchase 5,000 shares of Company Stock.

(c)

Subsequent Grants to Directors.

 

On the date of each annual meeting of the stockholders of DRS subsequent to the annual meeting immediately following the Effective Date, each continuing Initial Director will be granted automatically a Non-Qualified Stock Option to purchase 2,500 shares of Company Stock; provided, however, that in no event shall a continuing Initial Director be granted Non-Qualified Stock Options to purchase more than 2,500 shares of Company Stock under the Plan or any other stock option plan of the Company during any tax year of the Company. On the date of each annual meeting of the stockholders of DRS subsequent to a Subsequent Director's becoming a member of the Board of Directors, such Subsequent Director shall be granted automatically a Non-Qualified Stock Option to purchase 2,500 shares of Company Stock.

(d)

Method and Time of Payment.

The Option exercise price shall be paid in full, at the time of exercise, in cash (including cash received from the Company as compensation or, in the discretion of the Committee, cash borrowed from the Company on such terms and subject to such conditions as the Committee shall prescribe), in shares of Company Stock having a Fair Market Value equal to such Option exercise price, in a combination of cash and Company Stock or through a cashless exercise procedure.

(e)

Term and Exercisability.

Each Non-Qualified Stock Option granted under this Section 14 shall (1) be exercisable as to 100% of the shares of Company Stock covered thereby on the first anniversary of the date

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that the Non-Qualified Stock Option is granted and (2) expire ten years from the date of grant.

(f)

Termination.

In the event of the termination of a Non-Employee Director's service with DRS other than for Cause, any Non-Qualified Stock Option granted to such Non-Employee Director under this Section 14, to the extent that it is exercisable on the date of such termination, may be exercised by such Non-Employee Director (or, if applicable, by his or her executors, administrator, legatees or distributees) until the earlier of (1) the date that is two years from the date of such termination or (2) the expiration of such Non-Qualified Stock Option. In the event of the termination of a Non-Employee Director's service with DRS for Cause, all outstanding Non-Qualified Stock Options granted to such Non-Employee Director shall expire at the commencement of business on the date of such termination.

15. Rights as a Stockholder.

        No person shall have any rights as a stockholder with respect to any shares of Company Stock covered by or relating to any Incentive Award until the date of issuance of a stock certificate with respect to such shares. Except as otherwise expressly provided in Section 3(c), no adjustment to any Incentive Award shall be made for dividends or other rights for which the record date occurs prior to the date such stock certificate is issued.

16. No Special Employment Rights; No Right to Incentive Award.

        Nothing contained in the Plan or any Agreement shall confer upon any Participant any right with respect to the continuation of employment by the Company or interfere in any way with the right of the Company, subject to the terms of any separate employment agreement to the contrary, at any time to terminate such employment or to increase or decrease the compensation of the Participant.

        No person shall have any claim or right to receive an Incentive Award hereunder. The Committee's granting of an Incentive Award to a participant at any time shall neither require the Committee to grant any other Incentive Award to such Participant or other person at any time or preclude the Committee from making subsequent grants to such Participant or any other person.

17. Securities Matters.

(a)

DRS shall be under no obligation to effect the registration pursuant to the Securities Act of any interests in the Plan or any shares of Company Stock to be issued hereunder or to effect similar compliance under any state laws. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, DRS shall not be obligated to cause to be issued or delivered any certificates evidencing shares of Company Stock pursuant to the Plan unless and until DRS is advised by its counsel that the issuance and delivery of such certificates is in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations of governmental authority and the requirements of any securities exchange on which shares of Company Stock are traded. The Committee may require, as a condition of the issuance and delivery of certificates evidencing shares of Company Stock pursuant to the terms hereof, that the recipient of such shares make such agreements and representations, and that such certificates bear such legends, as the Committee, in its sole discretion, deems necessary or desirable.

(b)

The transfer of any shares of Company Stock hereunder shall be effective only at such time as counsel to DRS shall have determined that the issuance and delivery of such shares is in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations of governmental authority and the requirements of any securities exchange on which shares of Company Stock are traded. The

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Committee may, in its sole discretion, defer the effectiveness of any transfer of shares of Company Stock hereunder in order to allow the issuance of such shares to be made pursuant to registration or an exemption from registration or other methods for compliance available under federal or state securities laws. The Committee shall inform the Participant in writing of its decision to defer the effectiveness of a transfer. During the period of such deferral in connection with the exercise of an Option, the Participant may, by written notice, withdraw such exercise and obtain the refund of any amount paid with respect thereto.

18. Withholding Taxes.

        Whenever cash is to be paid pursuant to an Incentive Award, the Company shall have the right to deduct therefrom an amount sufficient to satisfy any federal, state and local withholding tax requirements related thereto.

        Whenever shares of Company Stock are to be delivered pursuant to an Incentive Award, the Company shall have the right to require the Participant to remit to the Company in cash an amount sufficient to satisfy any federal, state and local withholding tax requirements related thereto. With the approval of the Committee, a Participant may satisfy the foregoing requirement by electing to have the Company withhold from delivery shares of Company Stock having a value equal to the amount of tax to be withheld. Such shares shall be valued at their Fair Market Value on the date on which the amount of tax to be withheld is determined (the "Tax Date"). Fractional share amounts shall be settled in cash. Such a withholding election may be made with respect to all or any portion of the shares to be delivered pursuant to an Incentive Award.

19. Notification of Election Under Section 83(b) of the Code.

        If any Participant shall, in connection with the acquisition of shares of Company Stock under the Plan, make the election permitted under Section 83(b) of the Code (i.e., an election to include in gross income in the year of transfer the amounts specified in Section 83(b)), such Participant shall notify the Company of such election within 10 days of filing notice of the election with the Internal Revenue Service, in addition to any filing and a notification required pursuant to regulation issued under the authority of Section 83(b) of the Code.

20. Notification Upon Disqualifying Disposition Under Section 421(b) of the Code.

        Each Agreement with respect to an Incentive Stock Option shall require the Participant to notify the Company of any disposition of shares of Company Stock issued pursuant to the exercise of such Option under the circumstances described in Section 421(b) of the Code (relating to certain disqualifying dispositions), within 10 days of such disposition.

21. Amendment or Termination of the Plan.

        The Board of Directors may, at any time, suspend or terminate the Plan or revise or amend it in any respect whatsoever; provided, however, that stockholder approval shall be required if and to the extent the Board of Directors determines that such approval is appropriate for purposes of satisfying Sections 162(m) or 422 of the Code. Incentive Awards may be granted under the Plan prior to the receipt of such stockholder approval but each such grant shall be subject in its entirety to such approval and no award may be exercised, vested or otherwise satisfied prior to the receipt of such approval. Nothing herein shall restrict the Committee's ability to exercise its discretionary authority pursuant to Section 4, which discretion may be exercised without amendment to the Plan. No action hereunder may, without the consent of a Participant, reduce the Participant's rights under any outstanding Incentive Award.

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22. Transfers Upon Death; Nonassignability.

        Upon the death of a Participant, outstanding Incentive Awards granted to such Participant may be exercised only by the executor or administrator of the Participant's estate or by a person who shall have acquired the right to such exercise by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. No transfer of an Incentive Award by will or the laws of descent and distribution shall be effective to bind the Company unless the Committee shall have been furnished with (a) written notice thereof and with a copy of the will and/or such evidence as the Committee may deem necessary to establish the validity of the transfer and (b) an agreement by the transferee to comply with all the terms and conditions of the Incentive Award that are or would have been applicable to the Participant and to be bound by the acknowledgements made by the Participant in connection with the grant of the Incentive Award.

        During a Participant's lifetime, the Committee may permit the transfer, assignment or other encumbrance of an outstanding Option unless (y) such Option is an Incentive Stock Option and the Committee and the Participant intends that it shall retain such status, or (z) such Option is meant to qualify for the exemptions available under Rule 16b-3, nontransferability is necessary under Rule 16b-3 in order for the award to so qualify and the Committee and the Participant intend that it shall continue to so qualify. Subject to any conditions as the Committee may prescribe, a Participant may, upon providing written notice to the Secretary of DRS, elect to transfer any or all Options granted to such Participant pursuant to the Plan to members of his or her immediate family, including, but not limited to, children, grandchildren and spouse or to trusts for the benefit of such immediate family members or to partnerships in which such family members are the only partners; provided, however, that no such transfer by any Participant may be made in exchange for consideration.

23. Expenses and Receipts.

        The expenses of the Plan shall be paid by the Company. Any proceeds received by the Company in connection with any Incentive Award will be used for general corporate purposes.

24. Failure to Comply.

        In addition to the remedies of the Company elsewhere provided for herein, failure by a Participant (or beneficiary) to comply with any of the terms and conditions of the Plan or the applicable Agreement, unless such failure is remedied by such Participant (or beneficiary) within ten days after notice of such failure by the Committee, shall be grounds for the cancellation and forfeiture of such Incentive Award, in whole or in part, as the Committee, in its absolute discretion, may determine.

25. Effective Date and Term of Plan.

        The Plan became effective on the Effective Date, but the Plan (and any grants of Incentive Awards made prior to stockholder approval of the Plan) shall be subject to the requisite approval of the stockholders of DRS. In the absence of such approval, such Incentive Awards shall be null and void. Unless earlier terminated by the Board of Directors, the right to grant Incentive Awards under the Plan will terminate on the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date. Incentive Awards outstanding at Plan termination will remain in effect according to their terms and the provisions of the Plan.

26. Applicable Law.

        Except to the extent preempted by any applicable federal law, the Plan will be construed and administered in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without reference to its principles of conflicts of law.

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27. Participant Rights.

        No Participant shall have any claim to be granted any award under the Plan, and there is no obligation for uniformity of treatment for Participants. Except as provided specifically herein, a Participant or a transferee of an Incentive Award shall have no rights as a stockholder with respect to any shares covered by any award until the date of the issuance of a Company Stock certificate to him or her for such shares.

28. Unfunded Status of Awards.

        The Plan is intended to constitute an "unfunded" plan for incentive and deferred compensation. With respect to any payments not yet made to a Participant pursuant to an Incentive Award, nothing contained in the Plan or any Agreement shall give any such Participant any rights that are greater than those of a general creditor of the Company.

29. No Fractional Shares.

        No fractional shares of Company Stock shall be issued or delivered pursuant to the Plan. The Committee shall determine whether cash, other Incentive Awards, or other property shall be issued or paid in lieu of such fractional shares or whether such fractional shares or any rights thereto shall be forfeited or otherwise eliminated.

30. Beneficiary.

        A Participant may file with the Committee a written designation of a beneficiary on such form as may be prescribed by the Committee and may, from time to time, amend or revoke such designation. If no designated beneficiary survives the Participant, the executor or administrator of the Participant's estate shall be deemed to be the grantee's beneficiary.

31. Interpretation.

        The Plan is designated and intended to comply with Rule 16b-3 and, to the extent applicable, with Section 162(m) of the Code, and all provisions hereof shall be construed in a manner to so comply.

32. Severability.

        If any provision of the Plan is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of the Plan shall not be affected but shall be applied as if the invalid or unenforceable provision had not been included in the Plan.

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