ITT Exelis extends U.S. Navy partnership with new Indiana logistics repair facility

Dépèche transmise le 7 mai 2012 par Business Wire

ITT Exelis extends U.S. Navy partnership with new Indiana logistics repair facility

ITT Exelis extends U.S. Navy partnership with new Indiana logistics repair facility

CRANE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) officially opened the first original equipment manufacturer-operated logistics repair depot facility at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind. Exelis will perform maintenance and repairs for hardware that supports the U.S. Navy’s missions.

“Crane has long been a center of engineering expertise for the U.S. Navy”

“Crane has long been a center of engineering expertise for the U.S. Navy,” said Chris Bernhardt, Exelis executive vice president and president of Exelis Electronic Systems division. “We look forward to partnering with Crane by supporting, repairing and upgrading the hardware that keeps our Navy the best in the world.”

At a ceremony held today at the new building, located at the Westgate Technology Center and adjacent to the base, several officials gave formal remarks, including: Col. Alan Pratt, Commanding Officer at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center; other attendees included U.S. Reps. Larry Buchson, R-Indiana, Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, Todd Young, R- Indiana, and Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business.

Exelis has already begun logistics and repair work in the new facility on the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) radio frequency (RF) countermeasures. The system, the next-generation self-defense system for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18, combines sensitive receivers and active countermeasures to electronically shield Navy fighters from RF-guided threats. Exelis designs and manufactures a broad range of technologies for the U.S. Navy, including electronic warfare systems, counter-improvised explosive devices systems, specialized antennas, radar systems (shipboard and ground-based), acoustic sensors, and night vision equipment.

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

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