ITT Exelis to supply NASA/JPL with advanced antennas to support multinational climate research

  ITT Exelis to supply NASA/JPL with advanced antennas to support
  multinational climate research

Business Wire

BOHEMIA, N.Y. -- May 02, 2013

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a contract by NASA’s Jet Propulsion
Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif., to provide specialized antennas for the
Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate-2
(COSMIC-2) program.

By analyzing GPS signals altered by atmospheric conditions, COSMIC-2
satellites will provide insights that advance the study of meteorology,
ionosphericresearch,climatology andspace weather. Under the agreement,
Exelis will provide JPL with 25 high-accuracy multiband Global Navigation
Satellite System (GNSS) antennas.

“Our antennas will ensure the satellites in the COSMIC-2 constellation receive
signals clearly and effectively across multiple signal bands from GPS
satellites,” said Paul Eyring, senior director of programs for antennas,
sensors and microelectronics for Exelis Electronic Systems. “These antennas
offer the next-generation sensor system performance that will help advance
this important field of scientific research.”

COSMIC-2/FORMOSAT-7 is a joint program sponsored by the U.S. National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Taiwan’s National Space
Organization. The program’s planned constellation of 12 satellites will
support a variety of atmospheric and ionospheric observation missions,
providing a range of real-time atmospheric and space weather data. Each
satellite will include two Exelis GNSS antennas.

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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Contact:

ITT Exelis
Courtney Reynolds, 973-284-5382
courtney.reynolds@exelisinc.com
 
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