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ITT Exelis Wins Contract to Design Airborne Mine Countermeasure Tow Cable

Dépèche transmise le 11 janvier 2012 par Business Wire

ITT Exelis Wins Contract to Design Airborne Mine Countermeasure Tow Cable

ITT Exelis Wins Contract to Design Airborne Mine Countermeasure Tow Cable

PANAMA CITY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $1.9 million Naval Sea Systems Command contract to design and deliver an improved airborne mine countermeasure common tow cable.

“With our robust tow cable the U.S. Navy can clear shipping lanes quickly and allow military vessels access to ports and harbors.”

The Exelis airborne tow cable solution for the U.S. Navy’s MH-60S helicopter provides the service with the capability to conduct mine countermeasure operations safely from the air. One end of the tow cable attaches to the Navy’s multi-mission helicopter and the other connects to any of the following systems: the AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System, the AN/AQS-20A Sonar Mine Detecting Set and the AN/ALQ-220 Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep. These systems are towed at high speeds through the water during mine clearing operations.

“Our advanced mine countermeasure technologies allow customers to conduct mine clearing operations faster and safer from the air or ocean,” said Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of the Exelis Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems business area. “With our robust tow cable the U.S. Navy can clear shipping lanes quickly and allow military vessels access to ports and harbors.”

Work will be performed in Panama City, Fla., by the Electronic Systems division’s mine defense business, which designs and develops integrated mine sweeping systems for the U.S. Navy and allied navies.

ITT Exelis Electronic Systems division provides innovative integrated solutions for the global defense, intelligence, information assurance and commercial aerospace sectors. As a leader in electronic warfare and communications, we leverage our experience and innovation to ensure the success of our customers’ critical missions. Our technology leadership extends into the areas of airborne electronic attack, networked and satellite communications, counter-improvised explosive devices, airspace management, surveillance systems, airborne and shipboard radar, acoustic sensors, advanced composite structures and electronic weapons interfaces.

About ITT Exelis

ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company employs about 20,000 people and generated 2010 revenue of nearly $6 billion. www.exelisinc.com.

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