ITT Exelis awarded Air Force contract for upgraded digital memory technology
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- May 07, 2013
ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $6.1 million modification to a U.S.
Air Force contract to insert a modern data storage and memory technology into
the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS).
The SACCS provides orders and pass codes authentication for Air Force nuclear
weapons platforms, bombers, and support units. Inserting a modern data storage
system by Exelis into this legacy command and control system will dramatically
improve retrieval and verification of critical data for decision-makers.
“Exelis has a long-standing relationship in its original development and
current sustainment role with the Air Force on the SACCS,” said Nick Bobay,
the president and general manager of Exelis Night Vision and Tactical
Communications Systems. “This award is another vote of confidence from a
valued customer that we believe positions Exelis well for supporting the
continuing life-extension projects and upgrades to the system.”
Exelis expects to complete the task, which will take the process through
critical design review, within a nine-month period of performance with work
which began in April. Exelis also provides modernized crypto and ongoing
technical support services for the SACCS on contracts previously awarded by
the Air Force.
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
connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Lana Beregszazi, 260-451-1071
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