ITT Exelis Receives $11 Million Order to Provide Communications Equipment for International Customer

  ITT Exelis Receives $11 Million Order to Provide Communications Equipment
  for International Customer

Business Wire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- February 28, 2013

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a direct commercial contract valued at
$11.6 million to provide a wide range of communications equipment to an
undisclosed international customer.

This sale includes SpearNet UHF radios in both vehicular-mounted and
soldier-wearable configurations as well as ancillaries and spare parts for the
SpearNet radio systems. SpearNet is a high-throughput, portable radio that
provides large amounts of voice, data and video communications over a
self-forming and self-healing ad hoc network.

The SpearNet has undergone recent enhancements, including improved call
reliability, resulting in continuous communications, without network
reconfiguration. This enables a reliable, cellular-like experience for
operators as they move around the battlefield.

Exelis has also improved SpearNet’s capability to transmit large amounts of
data by greatly increasing its data transfer rate. When compared with other
fielded, dismounted technology, SpearNet’s use of wideband direct sequence
spread spectrum provides users with two- to eight times more voice, data and
video transmission capability from dismounted soldier to commander. This is
more throughput than any other military radio used by dismounted forces today.

“The addition of SpearNet to our customer’s already robust capabilities
provides an overwhelming communications advantage in the ability to move large
amounts of data across the battlefield,” said Nick Bobay, the president and
general manager of ITT Exelis Night Vision and Tactical Communications

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


ITT Exelis
Tim White, 260-451-7145
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