ITT Exelis to provide anti-jam GPS antennas for KC-46 refueling aircraft
BOHEMIA, N.Y. -- April 17, 2013
ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a contract from Raytheon Company (NYSE:
RTN) to supply anti-jam GPS antennas to the KC-46 refueling tanker program.
Work on this contract will be performed in Bohemia, N.Y.
The rugged N79 Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna, or CRPA, prevents
deliberate jamming and unintentional interference of timing signals when
integrated with anti-jam GPS systems including the Raytheon Navshield and
Advanced Digital Antenna Production systems. The antenna keeps an aircraft’s
GPS system connected in the presence of multiple threats.
“For the U.S. Air Force to perform its Global Power and Global Reach missions,
a reliable air-to-air refueling capability is required,” said Exelis Senior
Director of Programs for Antennas, Sensors and Microelectronics Paul Eyring.
“The Exelis CRPA helps mitigate signals that interfere with aircraft systems
and thus helps the KC-46 perform its fuel delivery mission, keeping aircraft
Exelis has delivered hundreds of anti-jam GPS antennas to U.S. and allied
militaries for use on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, ships and unmanned
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 at www.exelisinc.com or
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Courtney Reynolds, 973-284-5382
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