Exelis to provide NATO country Enhanced High Capacity Data Radios

  Exelis to provide NATO country Enhanced High Capacity Data Radios

        Upgrade program to improve capabilities and increase data rate

Business Wire

BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire, England -- June 16, 2014

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $12 million contract to deliver enhanced
high-capacity data radios to a NATO customer. This award expands on this NATO
country’s existing robust communications capabilities.

The High Capacity Data Radio (HCDR) is an intelligent, self-managing, ad hoc
networking radio that provides a secure data link between mounted and
dismounted headquarters and fielded forces. It also serves as the data
backbone for this country’s sophisticated communications architecture.

The Enhanced HCDR will deliver significant improvements in the amount of data
that can be transmitted by this NATO country using Exelis radios. The Enhanced
HCDR offers network data rates in excess of eight Mbps (megabits per second)
while still maintaining the attributes of a scalable, ad hoc networking
system. Additionally, the Enhanced HCDR enables full network integration (both
data and voice), through Internet Protocol, ensuring timely transit of mission
critical information that includes intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance data.

“This award is a result of this country’s armed forces commitment to the
superior capabilities of products like our Enhanced HCDR, and our pledge to
deliver cutting-edge, ready-now solutions,” said Chris Reith, the managing
director of Exelis Defence Limited in Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.

Work on this contract will take place into 2016 at the Exelis Basingstoke
facility.

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
17,000people and generated 2013 sales of $4.8 billion. For more information,
visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter
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Contact:

Exelis
Tim White, 260-451-7145
tim.white@exelisinc.com
 
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