Exelis airport ground vehicle and aircraft surveillance solutions selected by San Francisco International Airport

  Exelis airport ground vehicle and aircraft surveillance solutions selected
  by San Francisco International Airport

Airport to provide airfield operators with improved situational awareness and
                safety through deployment of Exelis solutions

Business Wire

HERNDON, Va. -- June 19, 2014

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been selected by  San Francisco International Airport
(SFO)  to  provide its airport ground vehicle and aircraft surveillance
solutions to enhance airport surface safety and efficiency. Exelis, a global
leader in providing critical network solutions, will provide SFO with its 
Symphony® vehicle movement area transponder (VMAT)  and  Symphony® MobileVue™

VMAT transmits position and uniquely identifiable call sign information for
ground vehicles operating on the airport surface. Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) air traffic controllers, airport personnel and aircraft
pilots can view and track the VMAT-equipped vehicles. They can also track
aircraft operating near the airport and on its surface, providing a complete
picture of airport surface activity. Five initial VMAT units have been
deployed at SFO, with another 80 to be deployed this summer.

“Adding these transponders will enable SFO to precisely track all vehicles on
the airfield, reinforcing our overall commitment to safety and security,” said
San Francisco International Airport Chief Operating Officer, Ivar Satero. “We
look forward to the benefits this system should provide to airport staff,
during our runway construction and beyond.”

SFO will complement its VMAT investment with Symphony MobileVue. Accessible
via a tablet or smart phone, Symphony MobileVue is a browser-based, real-time
solution that displays aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface and
aircraft in the terminal area.

“Symphony MobileVue provides airport operations staff and vehicle operators
with a common airfield operating picture at all times,” said Ted Carniol
general manager for commercial aviation solutions at Exelis. “Access in the
field to an easy-to-use, portable device helps to ensure the safety of
airfield personnel, passengers and crew during regular and irregular

The Exelis VMAT devices became available in November 2012 when the FAA
certified them as fully compliant with the stringent requirements of its
Advisory Circular 150/5220-26. This certification ensures that the devices are
properly installed and configured in airport vehicles, properly maintained,
and compliant with FAA standards. SFO is the sixth airport to deploy Exelis
VMAT and Symphony MobileVue solutions.

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.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter
and YouTube.


Leah Lackey, 703-668-6234
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