The Montek Division of E-Systems, Salt Lake City, has received a $2.2 million contract from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, Mass., for drop zone assembly aid systems, which are used in the rapid assembly of troops and equipment retrieval in an airdrop operation.

The system uses radio direction finding techniques to establish an assembly point by deploying a small transmitter. Troops using small, battery powered, wrist-worn receivers may quickly locate the assembly point by homing in on the transmitter signals.Advanced development models of the system were developed at the Montek Division under a research and development contract from the U.S. Army Electronics Warfare Laboratory, Fort Monmouth, N.J.