Exelis to supply transportable ground control approach radar systems to
VAN NUYS, Calif. -- January 6, 2014
Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a contract valued at more than $76 million to
provide mobile ground control approach capabilities to the Polish Air Force,
Navy and Land Forces. This program will bring the number of Exelis radars in
Poland to 14 as the company continues to extend its leadership in the growing
field of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and analytics.
The Exelis GCA-2020 will provide Poland with the high-performance air
navigation services required to meet demanding ICAO (International Civil
Aviation Organization) and NATO flight safety standards. The solution provides
a “ready-now,” solid-state, electronically scanning radar that offers primary
surveillance, secondary surveillance and precision approach in a single
The new GCA contract expands Poland’s existing global compatibility, providing
standardization across all branches of Poland’s armed forces and its NATO
allies. The agreement with Poland is another major step in Exelis
international growth strategy. When combined with recent orders from Sweden
and Estonia, Exelis will deliver 11 new GCA units to European customers
beginning in 2014.
“The Exelis GCA combines advanced features with mobility to offer our Polish
customers an agile, rapidly deployable air traffic management capability,”
said Dave Prater, Exelis vice president and general manager of the radar,
reconnaissance and undersea systems business. “The integration of cutting-edge
technology, compatibility and value that we offer our customers has reinforced
our leadership and expanded our footprint in the critical network of global
More than 70 years ago, Exelis pioneered the development of air traffic
control and 3-D air defense radars for tactical and naval applications and
remains the world leader in supplying air traffic control radar systems
designed for military use. The GCA-2020 operates daily in environments ranging
from the Arctic Circle and the deserts of Northern Africa to the rainforests
of Asia and South America.
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 timing and navigation, sensors, air
traffic solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and
information systems, logistics and technical services; and we are focused on
strategic growth in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics,
electronic warfare and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in McLean, Va.,
Exelis 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
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Paul Propster, 818-901-2938
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