ITT Exelis teams with SAIC to counter future radar threats
CLIFTON, N.J. -- July 10, 2013
ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been selected by Science Applications International
Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] to provide engineering support for the Adaptive
Radar Countermeasures (ARC) program. The five-year contract could be worth
$15.6 million if all options are exercised.
Administered by DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the ARC
program will enable U.S. airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems to detect
and counterdigitally programmable radarsystems whose waveforms and behaviors
are new, unknown or ambiguous.
“With radio frequency threats evolving, we need a capability that will
anticipate and meet these threats as they emerge,” said Joe Rambala, vice
president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare
systems business. “SAIC and Exelis are teaming to ensure our warfighters can
perform their missions safely and securely.”
The ARC program consists of two major elements: the SAIC-led development of
new processing techniques and algorithms in a software environment and the
Exelis-managed implementation of these techniques with a prototype module
within a target system. This process may lead to a new, adaptive EW protection
system for airborne platforms within the next five years.
“We look forward to producing a comprehensive ARC solution that will
potentially mitigate future advanced radio frequency threats to airborne
platforms,” said John Fratamico, SAIC senior vice president and group general
manager. “This technology represents the future of electronic warfare
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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