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First images taken with Exelis system on DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite released 8/26/2014

​Exelis-built integrated super-spectral imaging system consists of a telescope, sensor and shortwave infrared system

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 26, 2014 – DigitalGlobe has released the first ...


Exelis wins NASA contract for satellite payload to improve climate models 6/2/2014

Radiation Budget Instrument will study clouds and energy from sun 

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 2, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a contract by NASA worth up to $208 million to build ...


Exelis wins multimillion-dollar contract for climate-monitoring satellite payload 5/20/2014

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 20, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a multimillion-dollar commercial contract ...


Exelis awarded contract for five infrared sensors on Gorgon Stare program 5/14/2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $25 million contract to deliver five additional infrared sensing systems for use on the Gorgon ...


Exelis successfully tests airborne sensor capable of detecting explosives, gases and dangerous chemicals 5/14/2014

Test marks first for long-wave infrared, hyperspectral maneuverable sensor 

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has successfully flight tested a long-wave infrared ...


Exelis CorvusEye provides wide area airborne surveillance capable of viewing 10 separate areas in 3-kilometer region 5/13/2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 13, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has introduced a wide area airborne surveillance system called CorvusEye 1500 that can capture color video from multiple ...


Exelis ranked No. 1 Top Performing Company by Aviation Week 5/12/2014

MCLEAN, Va., May 12, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) was ranked No. 1 in Aviation Week’s 2014 Top-Performing Company study in the $1 billion to $5 billion revenue category.

The annual Aviation Week ...


Exelis Jagwire™ to support real-time full motion video analysis 4/15/2014

​Integration with MotionDSP Ikena™ software enables faster decision-making for forward-deployed users

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 15, 2014 - Exelis (NYSE: XLS), has combined their web-based Jagwire ...


Exelis to exhibit new ISR and analytics solutions at GEOINT Symposium 4/14/2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 14, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will showcase a full range of ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), analytics and critical networks solutions during the GEOINT ...


Exelis completes transmitter assemblies for first GPS III satellite payload 3/18/2014

CLIFTON, N.J., March 18, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE:XLS) has successfully completed and fully tested six transmitter assemblies, which are integral payload components for the first in a series of the next generation ...


Exelis GPS threat detection capability helped to safeguard Super Bowl XLVIII 3/12/2014

Exelis Signal Sentry 1000 product used by federal and state law enforcement to ensure GPS reception

CLIFTON, N.J., March 12, 2014 Signal Sentry ...


Exelis delivers primary payload for GOES-R weather satellite 2/4/2014

Sensor to improve monitoring of severe storms leading to better forecasts and lives saved

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has delivered the primary payload for the ...


Exelis releases Helios™ version 1.3 with map syncing and analytics 2/3/2014

​New features improve accuracy of real-time weather observation

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2014 - Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has introduced new features to Helios, ...


Exelis reaches GPS OCX milestones for navigation and encryption software 1/30/2014

CLIFTON, N.J., Jan. 30, 2014 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has successfully completed several software upgrades for the new Global Positioning System Next Generation ...


Exelis delivers advanced weather satellite payload to commercial customer in Japan 12/18/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2013 –Exelis (NYSE: XLS) is supporting Japan’s forecasting capabilities with the delivery of its first advanced weather satellite payload to Mitsubishi ...


Exelis to help advance near real-time global observation 12/17/2013

ENVI software will provide advanced analytics to extract information from high resolution Skybox Imaging satellites

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 17, 2013 - Exelis (NYSE: XLS), will support data ...


Points of Light, Exelis Action Corps celebrate Veterans Day with service 11/7/2013

Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2013 Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, and Exelis ...


Exelis delivers critical GPS satellite simulation software 11/4/2013

CLIFTON, N.J., Nov. 4, 2013 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) successfully completed factory acceptance testing for the Global Positioning System (GPS) III  navigation ...


Exelis completes primary payload for GOES-R weather satellite 10/31/2013

New sensor will provide weather data to forecasters every 30 seconds versus 7 minutes

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2013 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has completed the primary payload for the future Geostationary Operational ...


Helios™ platform notifies users of changing weather conditions at a ‘hyperlocal’ scale 10/21/2013

​ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2013 - Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has integrated a nationwide network of cameras and applied imaging analytics that detect changing weather at a hyperlocal, or street, scale capable of ...


Exelis to display ready-now affordable solutions and new technologies for the U.S. Army and international customers at 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting 10/15/2013

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 15, 2013 - Exelis Inc. (NYSE: XLS) will display a wide variety of its defense solutions at the 2013 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, ...


Exelis software license agreement with NASA supports environmental monitoring progress 10/1/2013

​ENVI and IDL software are used in NASA research and missions to understand climate trends and impacts

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 1, 2013 - Exelis (NYSE: XLS) subsidiary Exelis ...


Exelis product demonstrates ability to locate GPS interference and jamming threats 9/17/2013

CLIFTON, N.J., Sept. 17, 2013 Signal Sentry 1000, an Exelis (NYSE: XLS) product that detects and locates GPS interference sources in 3-D by ...


Exelis completes critical data security work on future GPS OCX system 9/16/2013

CLIFTON, N.J., Sept. 16, 2013 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) delivered three ground-based encryptors to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation Global ...


Exelis highlights affordable, mission-critical technologies and solutions for US Air Force customers and industry partners at 2013 AFA Air & Space Conference 9/12/2013

​MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 12, 2013 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will display a wide variety of its airborne, space and cyber solutions for the U.S. Air Force at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space ...


Exelis delivers first-of-its-kind commercial payload to DigitalGlobe for WorldView-3 satellite 9/10/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2013 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has delivered an integrated, super-spectral payload consisting of a telescope, sensor and shortwave infrared system for the WorldView-3 ...


ITT Exelis to support mirror development on new ground-based, sky survey telescope 7/10/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 10, 2013 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a two-phase contract for risk reduction and then the multimillion dollar effort of polishing and integrated optical testing of the 3.5m secondary ...


Exelis announces new mobile platform to effectively manage and disseminate geospatial data across shared networks 5/28/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 28, 2013 ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will make its Jagwire™ solution for the management and dissemination of tactical imagery and video ...


ITT Exelis advanced geo weather instrument passes critical test 5/16/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 16, 2013 – The ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS)-developed Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) has successfully completed ...


ITT Exelis completes successful Signal Sentry 1000 product integration 5/15/2013

​CLIFTON, N.J., May 15, 2013  –  An ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) product that detects and locates GPS interference sources in 3-D by using longitude, latitude and altitude has successfully completed a significant integration ...


ITT Exelis to highlight leading aerospace and defense capabilities at SOFIC 5/14/2013

MCLEAN, Va., May 14, 2013 ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will showcase industry-leading technologies at the 2013 Special Operations Forces Industry ...


Exelis and NASA complete flight campaign tests of carbon dioxide measuring instrument 4/9/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 9, 2013 –ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) and the NASA Langley Research Center completed a flight campaign in March that measured carbon dioxide over various surfaces and conditions as a step toward taking ...


ITT Exelis to fabricate composite structures for Orbital’s GEOStar-3 communications satellite platform 4/9/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 9, 2013 ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a contract by Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to manufacture, assemble, test and deliver ...


ITT Exelis advanced weather imager technology to improve forecasting capabilities in South Korea 4/8/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 8, 2013 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract to provide South Korea an advanced geostationary weather imager to support the country’s forecasting capabilities. ...


ITT Exelis announces Excellence in Action award recipients 3/12/2013

MCLEAN, Va., March 11, 2013 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) honored the individuals and teams who received the highest form of recognition given by the company during an awards presentation, here, Thursday.


Exelis Visual Information Solutions announces new image analysis services for the cloud 3/4/2013

BOULDER, Colo., Mar. 4, 2013 ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) subsidiary Exelis Visual Information Solutions has released new technology that makes it possible for organizations ...


Air Force selects ITT Exelis to develop final concept for weather imaging sensor 2/12/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2013 –ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $13 million U.S. Air Force contract to study design modifications and to develop a final concept for an affordable, ...


Exelis Visual Information Solutions to support imagery collected from Landsat Data Continuity Mission 2/12/2013

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 12, 2013 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) subsidiary Exelis Visual Information Solutions will fully support NASA’s visualization and analysis of data and images collected ...


Exelis delivers optical fabrication work for University of Rochester 2/5/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2012 ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) successfully completed an optical fabrication contract for the University of Rochester’s ...


Dr. Bob Fiete of ITT Exelis elected SPIE Fellow for service and leadership in the optics and imaging community 2/4/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2013 Dr. Bob Fiete, director of research and development at ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) Geospatial ...


Exelis wins Air Force contract to research low-cost GPS alternatives 1/23/2013

BLOOMFIELD, N.J., Jan.23, 2013 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $2.15 million contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to research the ...


ITT Exelis launches hyper-local weather platform to provide pinpoint accuracy in monitoring 1/7/2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2013 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has developed a capability, known as the Helios™ platform​, that ...


Exelis Visual Information Solutions announces new, cloud-based image analysis solution 10/10/2012

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 10, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) subsidiary Exelis Visual Information Solutions,
a leading developer of geospatial image and data analysis ...


Exelis Jagwire™ version 1.2 delivers more rapid access to geospatial intelligence 10/8/2012

Enterprise software manages and disseminates large volumes of data associated with geospatial imaging platforms

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 9, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) announced it has released the ...


ITT Exelis completes key milestone for next-generation GPS III satellite constellation 10/4/2012

CLIFTON, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has passed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System III (GPS III) program. The company ...


Exelis Visual Information Solutions enters distribution partnership with Esri Australia 10/1/2012

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 1, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) subsidiary Exelis Visual Information Solutions has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Esri ...


Harris recognizes ITT Exelis for supplier excellence on the Radome Structures program 9/27/2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received an award for supplier excellence from Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) for building ...


Exelis Visual Information Solutions expands European presence with new office in Toulouse, France 9/26/2012

TOULOUSE, France, Sept. 26, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) subsidiary Exelis Visual Information Solutions has opened an office in Toulouse, France, as part of the company’s continued ...


ITT Exelis announces new capability in GPS interference, detection and geolocation 9/17/2012

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 17, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has announced a significant development in the field of GPS technology. To be known as the Exelis GPS Interference, Detection and Geolocation (IDG), ...


Sierra Nevada Corporation and ITT Exelis achieve testing milestone for advanced Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance System 8/6/2012

SPARKS, Nev., Aug. 6, 2012 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) are nearing completion and testing of Vigilant Stare, a manned aircraft-based ...


Exelis to showcase image analysis solutions for desktop, cloud and mobile GIS at 2012 Esri® International User Conference 7/19/2012

BOULDER, Colo., July 19, 2012 – Exelis Visual Information Solutions (Exelis VIS), a subsidiary of Exelis Inc. (NYSE: XLS), will showcase “Imagery Everywhere” solutions for geographic information system (GIS) ...


Sierra Nevada Corporation and ITT Exelis Partner to Build Advanced Wide-Area Airborne Persistent Surveillance System 7/8/2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 8, 2012 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) have teamed to build Vigilant Stare, a manned aircraft-based Wide-Area Airborne Persistent ...


ITT Exelis to showcase leading defense technologies at Farnborough Air Show 7/3/2012

McLEAN, Va., July 3, 2012 — ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will showcase its industry-leading defense technologies at the 2012 Farnborough Air Show, in Farnborough, ...


ITT Exelis acquires signal processing system developer Space Computer Corporation, expanding its portfolio of sensor-to-decisions solutions 7/2/2012

McLean, VA, July 2, 2012 - ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has completed the acquisition of Space Computer Corporation, a privately-owned firm that produces real time signal processing systems, software and algorithms for the ...


ITT Exelis sponsors Women in Aerospace Conference 5/23/2012

McLEAN, Va., May 23, 2012 – For the third consecutive year, ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) is the overall sponsor of the Women in Aerospace (WIA) conference, which is  taking place Friday, June 1, 2012, in Arlington, Va. ...


ITT Exelis acquires Applied Kilovolts to expand commercial power solutions offering for global analytical instrumentation customers 4/12/2012

McLean, Va., April 12, 2012 -- ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has completed the acquisition of Applied Kilovolts Group Holdings, Limited, a leading provider of precision high voltage ...


ITT Exelis delivers imaging system for next-generation, high-resolution GeoEye-2 satellite 4/10/2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 10, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) Geospatial Systems has delivered GeoEye’s next-generation commercial imaging ...


ITT Exelis to highlight defense and aerospace technologies at the DefExpo India Exhibition 3/22/2012

MCLEAN, Va., March 22, 2012 — ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will showcase its industry-leading defense and aerospace products and services at the 2012 DefExpo India Exhibition March ...


ITT Exelis awarded contract to build payloads for the next-generation GPS III satellite constellation 3/20/2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 20, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $32 million contract by Lockheed Martin to build the navigation payloads for the Global Positioning System III (GPS III) space vehicles ...


Forbes Magazine: Military Intelligence Redefined - Big Data in the Battlefield 3/12/2012

by Chris Young, ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems president

The US military has long had a complex, symbiotic relationship with business technology and industrial innovation. With stunning advances like the Internet ...


ITT Exelis expands CRUX power systems; will display full product line at the AUSA Winter Exposition in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 2/21/2012

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass, Feb. 21, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has added power inverters to its CRUX product line. A leader in advanced power supplies for more than 35 years, the company has developed a suite of power ...


ITT Exelis breakthrough technology for severe weather forecasting begins on-orbit mission 1/25/2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2012 – An ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) breakthrough technology for severe weather forecasting is now fully operational and capturing invaluable weather data from space.
 
After ...


Latest ITT Exelis Product Allows Environmental Science Data Users Assured Access to Intelligence 1/24/2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2012 ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will unveil its newest solution for the management and dissemination of imagery, wide-area motion imagery and environmental data ...


ITT Exelis Successfully ‘Powers Up’ Next-generation GPS III Navigation Payload Element Development Model 12/22/2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 22, 2011 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has passed a key U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System III (


ITT Exelis-built GOES-15 weather satellite instruments to begin broadcasting and improving forecasting and natural disaster predictions 12/15/2011

New generation of environmental satellite, GOES-15, to begin operating over Western United States and Pacific region

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2011 - The new generation of weather and environmental ...


ITT Exelis Spiral Enhanced Night Vision Goggle popular among soldiers at Fort Benning exhibition. 11/28/2011

 

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 28, 2011 - ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) latest sensor fused goggle was one of the must-have technologies among soldiers who ...


Key ITT instrument, CrIS atmospheric sounder, successfully launched onboard weather satellite 10/28/2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct.28, 2011 –An ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT)-built advanced atmospheric sounding instrument for the next-generation U.S. climate and weather monitoring system satellite was successfully launched at 2:48 ...


ITT Partner Receives Distinguished USGIF Award for Work on U.S. Air Force's Gorgon Stare Program 10/18/2011

Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2011 - The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has selected the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)-led Gorgon Stare team as its 2011 Industry Achievement Award recipient. ITT's ...


ITT and Analytical Graphics, Inc. Collaborate to Deliver Increased Search Intelligence 10/18/2011

Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2011 - ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) and Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) have joined to deliver increased search intelligence within ITT's current suite of full motion video (FMV) and imagery ...


ITT Introduces JAGWIRE™ to Help Warfighters Search, Discover and Exploit Imagery and Video 10/17/2011

​New product unites geospatial imagery and tactical full motion video

Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2011 - ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) will showcase ...