|[April 03, 2012]
ITT Exelis Awarded $54 Million Contract for International Electronic Warfare Defensive System
CLIFTON, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
ITT (News - Alert) 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.
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."
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
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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