CLIFTON, N.J., May 11, 2012
- ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $7.7 million delivery order under a contract for ongoing maintenance and repair of the B-1B aircraft’s integrated defensive avionics system, the ALQ-161A
Exelis, the original designer and manufacturer of the ALQ-161A, has been repairing and maintaining this critical self-defense system, and this delivery order extends the company’s support. The contract is with the U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Command, in Warner Robins, Ga.
“This work is critical to sustaining the nation’s strategic capability,” said Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business. “For years, our maintenance teams have kept this sensitive electronic equipment performing at its best in temperature and altitude extremes. We remain committed to keeping the B-1B fleet strong and capable.”
Repairs will be led by the Exelis Electronic Systems division in North Amityville, N.Y.
About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com
John C. Dench