ITT Exelis SideHat and Rifleman radios receive National Security Agency certification

  ITT Exelis SideHat and Rifleman radios receive National Security Agency

Business Wire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- June 24, 2013

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) received National Security Agency (NSA) certifications
for its SideHat and the Soldier Radio-Rifleman (SR-R) radios. Certification
allows the radios to operate up to the “SECRET” level and be fully integrated
into the U.S. Army’s tactical communications network.

The SideHat radio hosts the U.S. Army standard Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW)
that operates in the UHF and L-Band frequency ranges and provides an
affordable second channel solution to Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio
Systems (SINCGARS) vehicular radio installations. The Exelis SideHat is also
specifically designed for the vehicular electromagnetic and physical
environment, delivering increased range compared to other solutions.

SideHat is designed to easily attach to SINCGARS, the primary tactical
communications backbone for the U.S. Army. SINCGARS with SideHat provides a
system solution with up to four-channels (2 SRW and 2 VHF). It provides
dismounted soldiers the ability to communicate both voice and data to mounted
soldiers in vehicles within a larger network.

SideHat has successfully completed multiple operational tests including
Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (C4ISR) On-The-Move (OTM) at Fort Dix, N.J., the Air Assault
Expeditionary Force and Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment at Fort Benning,
Ga., the Bold Quest Exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and the Network
Integration Exercises at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

The Rifleman Radio is a software-defined handheld radio that provides the
individual soldier with reliable, low- weight, high-capacity intra-squad voice
and data communication in a self-forming and self-healing network.

“These certifications by the NSA of both the SideHat and Rifleman radios
allows us to continue the Exelis tradition of providing value and cutting-edge
solutions to the warfighter,” said Nick Bobay, the president and general
manager of Exelis Night Vision and Tactical Communications Systems. “With
SideHat, we can leverage the Army’s large installed base of SINCGARS radios
while adding a significant increase in operational capability at an affordable
price point.”

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 or
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