ITT Exelis receives $25 million order to provide communications equipment
for international customer
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- January 18, 2013
ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a $25 million order to provide a wide
range of communications equipment to an international customer. This Foreign
Military Sales (FMS) program contract was awarded by the U.S.
Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
The award includes the delivery of Exelis International Single Channel Ground
and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) VHF Base Stations and Vehicular Systems
in single and dual radio configurations. SINCGARS provides secure VHF voice
and data communications capability to tactical units. With more than 600,000
radios delivered to date to the United States and more than 30 of its allies,
SINCGARS is the most prolific tactical radio system in the world.
It also includes Spearhead VHF Handheld Radios, unit and intermediate level
spares, installation services and field service representative support. The
ITT Exelis Spearhead VHF portable handheld tactical radio provides dismounted
soldiers secure, frequency-hopping voice and packet data with integrated GPS
in a small, lightweight package that is fully interoperable with the
“This order builds on the customer’s substantial Exelis-installed radio
product base in a very challenging security environment,” said Ken Harrison,
vice president of the International Night Vision and Tactical Communications
Systems business area. “We will continue to work hard to fulfill U.S. and
allied communications requirements with our tactical radio products.”
The FMS program is the government-to-government method for selling U.S.
defense equipment, services and training to allied nations. The award is part
of an FMS Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded to
Exelis by CECOM in 2008. To date, Exelis has received approximately $451
million in orders under the IDIQ contract.
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
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