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ITT Exelis Awarded $54 Million Contract for International Electronic Warfare Defensive System

Dépèche transmise le 3 avril 2012 par Business Wire

ITT Exelis Awarded $54 Million Contract for International Electronic Warfare Defensive System

ITT Exelis Awarded $54 Million Contract for International Electronic Warfare Defensive System

CLIFTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has definitized a $54 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to provide the Pakistan Air Force with modern, digital radio frequency memory-based jamming pods.

“This pod-mounted system brings electronic warfare technology to our customers at much less expense”

Exelis Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS) integrates digital radar warning receivers and advanced jamming countermeasures systems to provide pilots with situational awareness and protection against radar-based threats, including modern surface-to-air and air-to-air weapon systems. This Exelis contract delivers state-of-the-art self-protection to international allied forces aircraft. The AIDEWS system, which uses identical hardware in its internal and external/pod versions is now in full production.

This contract, an FMS order awarded by Robins Air Force Base, Ga., enables the pod-mounted variant of AIDEWS to be fully qualified for the F-16 aircraft.

“This pod-mounted system brings electronic warfare technology to our customers at much less expense,” said Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of the Exelis Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems business area. “Since AIDEWS is being adopted by many of our international allies and is based on our modular and scalable EW technology, future upgrade costs are shared and affordable. Legacy and new F-16 aircraft fleets share the exact same components for internally mounted and external pod versions, significantly reducing the cost of ownership.”

AIDEWS is built upon the proven ALQ-211 family of electronic warfare systems now in use to support a broad range of U.S. and allied defense customers on many aircraft.

Work will be performed at the Exelis Electronic Systems division.

ITT Exelis Electronic Systems 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 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com

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