Exelis wins multimillion-dollar contract for climate-monitoring satellite payload

  Exelis wins multimillion-dollar contract for climate-monitoring satellite

  The primary sensor for a Japanese satellite will support understanding of
                                climate change

Business Wire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- May 20, 2014

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a multimillion-dollar commercial contract
to build the primary payload for the Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellite-2
(GOSAT), which Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will build for the Japanese
Aerospace Exploration Agency.

The Exelis-built payload known as TANSO-FTS (Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor
for carbon Observation-Fourier Transform Spectrometer) will measure the
density of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The satellite is planned for
launch in 2018.

“This award was a strategic win for Exelis as we move into climate and
environmental monitoring to build on our core weather-monitoring
capabilities,” said Roberto Mitrevski, vice president of environmental
intelligence/integrated sensing and information solutions at Exelis. “The
performance of our current Exelis weather and environmental sensors and our
history of on-orbit success were critical factors in our selection.”

Developed out of Exelis core competencies in weather and image science, the
TANSO-FTS reflects the company’s focus and expertise in the intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance and analytics enterprise area. Environmental
intelligence observed by GOSAT will provide better data about the distribution
of greenhouse gases for scientists to better understand climate change.

About Exelis

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 positioning and navigation, sensors, air
traffic management solutions, image processing and distribution,
communications and information systems; and 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
17,000 people and generated 2013 sales of $4.8 billion. For more information,
visit our website at www.exelisinc.comor connect with us


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