Exelis to supply advanced jamming pods for US Air Force and US Navy tactical
AMITYVILLE, N.Y. -- August 8, 2013
Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a $68 million multiyear indefinite-delivery,
indefinite-quantity contract to continue supplying the Advanced Capability Pod
(ACaP) to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy for use on F-15, F-16 and F/A-18
Designed by ELTA Systems Ltd. and produced by Exelis, the ACaP system provides
the aircraft with a lightweight, cost-effective and fully integrated
electronic radio frequency countermeasures capability. The system offers
simultaneous receive and jam coverage against multiple concurrent threats,
acting fully autonomously while allowing for aircrew intervention when manual
control is required.
"The ACaP jamming pod is the most effective radar jammer in its class,
offering pilots unparalleled electronic protection and the ability to counter
advanced anti-access/area denial strategies in hostile, high-threat
environments,” said Pete Martin, director of defense systems for the Exelis
electronic attack & release systems business. "This award further demonstrates
Exelis’ role as a global leader in electronic warfare."
The Exelis Electronic Systems division in Amityville, N.Y., provides the ACaP.
Deliveries under the latest contract are expected to begin in July 2014.
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and
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 critical networks, ISR and analytics,
electronic warfare, navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions,
communications, and information systems as have strong positions in composite
aerostructures, logistics and technical services. Headquartered in McLean,
Va., the company employs about 19,000 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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