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27 janvier 2015 2 27 /01 /janvier /2015 13:20
Pneumatic Actuated Single Carriage (lightweight) - photo Exelis

Pneumatic Actuated Single Carriage (lightweight) - photo Exelis

 

AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2015 Exelis

 

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) recently received a follow-on contract valued at more than $27 million from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. to continue producing and supplying the BRU-71/A ejector rack for the Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system.

Under the contract, Exelis will produce 619 BRU-71/A units for U.S. Government MQ-9s. The BRU-71/A is a pneumatic carriage and release system that uses compressed air rather than pyrotechnic cartridges to deploy payloads. The use of pneumatic technology reduces wear-and-tear and overall system maintenance and life-cycle costs.

“Unmanned and remotely piloted platforms are important to an increasingly wide range of missions,” said Pete Martin, vice president and general manager of the Exelis electronic attack and release systems business. “It is essential that the technologies they rely on, like our carriage and release systems, are designed to enhance their performance and endurance to support mission success into the future.”

Adaptable to a number of aircraft, the BRU-71/A delivers significant advanced benefits compared with previous-generation ejector racks. It is one-third the weight of existing racks in its class and offers ease of loading via independent, self-latching hooks. Additionally, it eliminates the use of pyrotechnic impulse cartridges and the resultant cleaning and maintenance actions and provides a high-reliability pneumatic in-flight lock.

This award is the third BRU-71/A follow-on production contract for Exelis. The first, for 208 units, was received in February 2011 and the second, for 520 units, was received in 2013. Deliveries of the latest batch will begin in October 2015 and will be completed in August 2016. Contract work is performed at the Exelis facility in Amityville, New York.

About Exelis
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions 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 approximately 10,000 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, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Predator and Reaper are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

 

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2 octobre 2014 4 02 /10 /octobre /2014 11:35
Exelis’ AN/ALQ-211(V)9 pod cleared for installation on Pakistani F-16 fighters

Exelis- AN/ALQ-211(V)9 AIDEWS has been cleared to fly on board Pakistani Air Force's F 16 fighter aircraft. Photo Exelis

 

1 October 2014 airforce-technology.com

 

The Exelis-built AN/ALQ-211(V)9 advanced integrated defensive electronic warfare system (AIDEWS) has been cleared to fly on board the Pakistan Air Force's F-16 fighter aircraft.

 

The clearance follows completion of the US Air Force's (USAF) Seek Eagle process for aircraft stores certification, which included a series of compatibility flight profile (CFP) missions designed to clear the pod to the F-16's basic limits.

 

Working in collaboration with the USAF and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, the Exelis team evaluated two stores configurations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to capture current and future pod configuration requirements without the need for additional CFP missions.

 

Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business vice-president and general manager Joe Rambala said: "The AIDEWS pod provides the US and its allies with a modular, highly capable and cost-effective survivability system for a range of fighter aircraft.

 

"Achieving this certification will give more pilots access to the system's advanced RF protection and the flexibility to meet the evolving RF threat."

 

Currently limited to F-16A/B Block 15 aircraft procured by PAF through the Peace Drive 2 foreign military sales programme, the certification can be readily extended to both domestic and foreign F-16 Blocks 25 to 52 fighters.

 

An external pod variant of the Exelis ALQ-211 family of electronic self-protection systems, AN/ALQ-211(V)9 is a self-contained integrated electronic countermeasures and radar warning receiver system designed to protect the F-16 fighter from radio frequency threats.

 

Offering the flexibility to be installed or removed based on mission requirements, the pod provides digital radar warning, high-power jamming, threat geo-location and situational awareness using line replaceable units interchangeable with internal AIDEWS systems.

 

The AN/ALQ-211(V)9 is claimed to be the only digital radio frequency memory-based electronic warfare pod certified to F-16 basic aircraft limits, including requirements for lightning protection.

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21 septembre 2014 7 21 /09 /septembre /2014 16:20
Exelis Receives $8 M Army Order for Night Vision Equipment

 

 

Sep 12, 2014 ASDNews Source : Exelis

 

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a contract valued at $8 million to provide the U.S. Army with Generation 3 night vision equipment . The award is under the U.S. Army-managed OMNI VIII indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract awarded to Exelis in 2011. Delivery for this latest order is scheduled to take place during late 2014 and early 2015.

Exelis Generation 3 night vision equipment is designed for a variety of night operations conducted by the Army. Gen 3 tube technology is the clearest and most advanced available. It provides the Soldier with superior visibility and greater mobility in low-light conditions to ensure mission effectiveness. Soldiers equipped with Gen 3 night vision technology have increased situational awareness and a significant tactical advantage on the battlefield.

 

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17 juin 2014 2 17 /06 /juin /2014 16:20
Exelis to provide NATO country Enhanced High Capacity Data Radios

 

Jun 16, 2014 ASDNews Source : Exelis

 

    Upgrade program to improve capabilities and increase data rate

 

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.

 

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8 janvier 2014 3 08 /01 /janvier /2014 12:50
Exelis to provide Estonia with transportable ground control approach radar
 

VAN NUYS, Calif., Dec. 20, 2013 - Exelis

 

Exelis has received a contract valued at more than $8 million to provide transportable, precision ground control approach capabilities to the Estonian armed forces. The GCA-2020 radar system will enable Estonia Ämari Air base, one of NATO’s most modern bases, to support NATO exercises, contingencies and humanitarian efforts.

With this contract, Exelis continues to extend its leadership in the growing field of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and analytics to serve the needs of customers in global markets. Most recently, Exelis received an award for a similar solution from the Swedish armed forces.

“This award expands our footprint of radars supporting critical transportation networks across Europe and strengthens our position as the premier supplier of ‘ready-now’ air traffic control solutions,” said Dave Prater, Exelis vice president and general manager of the radar, reconnaissance and undersea systems business. “Exelis is committed to providing our allies with this key component as they continue to modernize their air traffic management infrastructure and capabilities.”

The Exelis GCA-2020 provides the high-performance air navigation services required to meet demanding NATO flight safety standards. The solution provides Estonia with a transportable, solid-state, electronically scanning radar providing three functions — primary surveillance, secondary surveillance and precision approach— in a single integrated unit. The GCA-2020 also provides Estonia with global compatibility and standardization with NATO systems operating at 11 other sites across Europe.

More than 70 years ago, Exelis pioneered the development of air traffic control and 3-D air defense radars for tactical and naval applications and remains the world leader in supplying air traffic control radar systems designed for military use. The GCA-2020 operates daily in environments ranging from the Arctic Circle and the deserts of Northern Africa to the rainforests of Asia and South America.

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 timing and navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and information systems, logistics and technical services; and we are 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 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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1 octobre 2013 2 01 /10 /octobre /2013 07:20
Exelis to provide sonobuoy launchers, carriage and release systems for P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Sep 30, 2013 ASDNews Source : Exelis

 

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has completed negotiations for two production contracts from Boeing Co. to supply sonobuoy launchers and carriage and release systems for the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon multimission maritime aircraft.

 

Exelis will supply systems that will include rotary, single-shot sonobuoy pneumatic launchers and pneumatic carriage and release equipment. The Exelis-designed Sonobuoy Launching System (SLS) is planned to provide aircrews with a high-performance airborne launching capability.

 

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13 septembre 2013 5 13 /09 /septembre /2013 16:20
Exelis receives $5.4 million order to provide communications installation equipment for international customer

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Sept. 12, 2013 – Exelis

 

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a direct commercial contract valued at $5.4 million to provide communications installation equipment to an international customer.   

This sale includes SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Communications System) installation kits along with training services for the customer.   As part of this contract Exelis will provide the hardware and training services to support the installation and integration of SINCGARS VHF radios across a broad range of customer vehicles to meet their operational needs.

Exelis has sold more than 600,000 SINCGARS radios along with supporting ancillary devices worldwide.  This fifth generation SINCGARS capability is one half the size of the original radio, contains integrated capability improvements, and maintains a robust encryption protocol. The radio is designed to provide network data services in both mounted and dismounted configurations. In the mounted role the radio works with the Exelis internet controller to provide mobile ad hoc network data services. As a manpack, the radio provides a standard interface allowing a command and control application to access the Tactical Internet.

“With this order, we will provide a key international customer the ability to leverage their installed base of SINCGARS radios, expand the robust and reliable network that SINCGARS provides on the modern battlefield, and enhance their operational mission capability,” said Nick Bobay, president of the Exelis Night Vision and Tactical Communications Systems division.

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 critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare, navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, communications and information systems and have strong positions in composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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13 septembre 2013 5 13 /09 /septembre /2013 11:20
Night Vision Sprial Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (SENVG)

Night Vision Sprial Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (SENVG)

Sep 12, 2013 ASDNews Source : Exelis

 

The U.S. Army has awarded Exelis (NYSE: XLS) Foreign Military Sales orders totaling $9 million to supply Canada with night vision devices and image intensifier tubes. Night vision goggles and the associated image intensifier tubes that comprise them are both high-performance, lightweight and reliable devices that provide significantly enhanced low light resolution for target recognition and identification.

 

“Exelis remains committed to serving our international customers with unmatched Generation 3 night vision technology that allows for improved mission success,” said Nick Bobay, president of the Exelis Night Vision & Tactical Communications Systems division. “This order further enhances our long-standing relationship with Canada as a night vision customer.”

 

These rugged devices can be hand-held, head- and helmet-mounted, or combined with a separate camera, depending upon product type and operational environment. The Exelis Generation 3 system provides the world’s highest-performing image intensifier tubes, which improve image resolution under low-light conditions.

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26 août 2013 1 26 /08 /août /2013 11:20
F-35A in-flight missile launch of an AIM-120 June 5, 2013. (Courtesy F-35 Program Office)

F-35A in-flight missile launch of an AIM-120 June 5, 2013. (Courtesy F-35 Program Office)

Aug 23, 2013 ASDNews Source : ITT Exelis

 

Exelis has successfully negotiated an agreement with Lockheed Martin Corp. to deliver carriage and release systems for the F-35 Lightning II. The combined value of the two low-rate initial production (LRIP) awards is approximately $60 million.

 

Already a supplier of carriage and release systems for the F-35, under the latest LRIP contracts Exelis will provide additional systems, including spare equipment, to all three variants of the aircraft.

 

The F-35 will be the premier combat aircraft for the coming decades,said Pete Martin, director of defense systems for the Exelis electronic attack & release systems business. Our carriage and release systems provide the aircraft with the high-performance capability it needs to carry its mission payload while maintaining its low-observable profile.

 

Delivery for the first contract is scheduled to begin in January 2014 and includes systems for 36 aircraft. The second lot is expected to commence in March 2015 with units and additional spares for 37 F-35s. The equipment provided meets all U.S. and international partner requirements.

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