ITT Exelis awarded contract to provide RF technology for fighter aircraft
CLIFTON, N.J. -- May 09, 2013
ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) received a $9.4 million contract from Lockheed Martin
Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, to supply the Continuous Wave
Illuminator (CWI) subsystem for the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The Exelis CWI subsystem is a special purpose transmitter that works with the
aircraft fire control radar and mission computer to guide semi-active missiles
when launched. Using RF (radio frequency) energy, the system illuminates
airborne targets to ensure the missile finds its target.
“The CWI technology plays a critical role in the mission success of U.S. and
allied warfighters,” said Joe Rambala, vice president and general manager of
Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems. “We are proud to deliver a
lighter, more powerful electronic warfare solution to our customer.”
This newly developed technology is less than half the volume and 60 percent of
the weight of the legacy subsystem used on older fighter aircraft. The Exelis
CWI subsystem uses the latest technology for its high-voltage power supply,
digital control, microwave signal generation and power amplifier circuits.
Exelis Electronic Systems in Clifton, N.J., will perform the manufacturing
work under this contract. Deliveries will be completed by December 2014.
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.
Courtney Reynolds, 973-284-5382
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