ITT Exelis to provide electronic support systems to Australian ANZAC and LHD
VAN NUYS, Calif. -- March 28, 2013
ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a contract valued at more than $102
million to provide the Electronic Support Measures (ESM) suite for Australia’s
ANZAC frigates and the Canberra class LHD ships, enhancing the country’s
national defense capabilities throughout the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions.
With this contract, Exelis continues to extend its leading edge electronic
warfare capabilities to international customers.
The Exelis ES-3701 ESM system will significantly improve the Royal Australian
Navy‘s capability to detect radars from other surface ships and aircraft. It
provides situational awareness, targeting, self-protection and surveillance,
and utilizes a Windows-based interface for robust, easy-to-use graphical
displays. The selection of the ES-3701 also provides commonality with other
large warships in Australia’s fleet, as the system is also being deployed on
the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD).
“This award positions Exelis as the premier supplier of ESM systems in the
Asia Pacific region and is a critical milestone in the region’s enhancement of
its defenses,” said Rich Sorelle, Exelis corporate vice president and
president of the Electronic Systems division.
This is the second major contract in recent years to provide electronic
warfare systems to the Royal Australian Navy;Exelis was previously awarded
the contract for the ESM suite for the AWD program. The work for these key
contracts will be performed by the Exelis Electronic Systems, radar,
reconnaissance and undersea systems business area from its Morgan Hill, Calif.
“Our ES-3701 system provides effective mission operations in all weather
conditions and against all essential threats,” added Dave Prater, Exelis vice
president and general manager of radar, reconnaissance and undersea systems.
“It is ideally suited to achieve the operational mission requirements in a
dynamic and challenging electronic warfare environment.”
For more than 60 years, Exelis has been providing leading edge ESM solutions
to navies around the world. These precision monopulse, direction-finding ESM
systems are ideal for submarines, surface ships and land-based applications.
About ITT Exelis
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and
technical services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer
knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical
solutions for global customers. We are a leader in communications, sensing and
surveillance, critical networks, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic
solutions and information systems with growing positions in C4ISR, composite
aerostructures, logistics and technical services. Headquartered in McLean,
Va., the company employs about 19,900 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5
billion. For more information visit our website atwww.exelisinc.comor
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Paul Propster, 818-901-2938
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