ITT Exelis awarded Air Force contract for upgraded digital memory technology

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ITT Exelis awarded Air Force contract for upgraded digital memory technology

FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ITT Exelis (NYS: XLS) has been awarded a $6.1 million modification to a U.S. Air Force contract to insert a modern data storage and memory technology into the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS).

The SACCS provides orders and pass codes authentication for Air Force nuclear weapons platforms, bombers, and support units. Inserting a modern data storage system by Exelis into this legacy command and control system will dramatically improve retrieval and verification of critical data for decision-makers.


"Exelis has a long-standing relationship in its original development and current sustainment role with the Air Force on the SACCS," said Nick Bobay, the president and general manager of Exelis Night Vision and Tactical Communications Systems. "This award is another vote of confidence from a valued customer that we believe positions Exelis well for supporting the continuing life-extension projects and upgrades to the system."

Exelis expects to complete the task, which will take the process through critical design review, within a nine-month period of performance with work which began in April. Exelis also provides modernized crypto and ongoing technical support services for the SACCS on contracts previously awarded by the Air Force.

About ITT Exelis

Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and technical 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 communications, sensing and surveillance, critical networks, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in C4ISR, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 19,900 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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