ITT Exelis wins $788 million contract to operate and protect critical U.S. military networks in Sout
ITT Exelis wins $788 million contract to operate and protect critical U.S. military networks in Southwest and Central Asia
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ITT Exelis (NYS: XLS) has been awarded a U.S. Army contract to continue to provide information technology operations and maintenance support to the U.S. Army in Southwest and Central Asia. The contract has a potential value of $788 million when all options are exercised.
The Operations, Maintenance and Defense of Army Communications in Southwest Asia and Central Asia (OMDAC-SWACA) contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., includes a phase-in period, a base period, two one-year options, and two one-year award terms. Exelis has been the incumbent on this contract, formerly called the Total Army Communications - Southwest Asia, Central Asia and Africa (TAC-SWACAA) contract, since 2005.
"Providing a multitude of critical IT services to our nation's warfighters is a vital discipline at Exelis," said Ken Hunzeker, president of the Exelis Mission Systems division. "This contract award allows us to continue a long-standing tradition of exceptional IT and related services support to our military customers. It's a testament of customer confidence in Exelis performance and our position as a leader in managing and protecting critical networks around the world."
The contract calls for Exelis to provide IT operations and maintenance support for the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command. Identical support will be provided to the 160th Signal Brigade and its subordinate units in Southwest and Central Asia.
This work will be performed in multiple locations throughout the regions by the Exelis OMDAC-SWACA program management office based in Kuwait.
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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