David Melcher: Exelis Services Spinoff ‘Vectrus’ to Offer Tech, Supply Chain Mgmt Services

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David Melcher Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has decided on a name for the future military and government services company that will spinoff from Exelis sometime during the summer of this year. Currently part of Exelis’ mission systems segment, Vectrus will have 7,000 employees in more than 100 locations across 18 countries and has operated in the services market for more than 50 years as part of Exelis...

Noblis Buys Exelis’ FAA Comm Info, Network Programs Contract; David Fastabend, Amr ElSawy Comment

David Fastabend Nonprofit science and technology organization Noblis has purchased a Federal Aviation Administration-focused business unit from Exelis (NYSE: XLS) for an undisclosed sum. Exelis employees working on the communications information and network programs portion of the FAAFederal Aviation Administratioin’s Enterprise Communications Support Services contract joined Noblis on Feb....

Exelis to Equip Pakistan’s Defensive Electronic Warfare System; Joe Rambala Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Air Force for spare electronic warfare components, adding to their $53 million contract in December 2011 to supply EW systems to Pakistan. The company said Tuesday the spare components are for the ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite systems it delivered under the original contract to block radio frequency attacks...

Exelis to Repair and Modify Navy Minesweeper Systems; Dave Prater Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a $13 million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division to provide maintenance, repair and modification services to its two airborne mine countermeasure systems with the U.S. Navy. The company said Monday it will work on the Airborne Mine Neutralization System and the MK-105 Minesweeping System, which the Navy has...

Pamela Drew Promoted to EVP Ranks at Exelis; David Melcher Comments

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Pamela Drew Pamela Drew, president of Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) information systems business, has been promoted to an executive vice president role the aerospace and defense contractor. She will continue to lead and direct the company’s strategic growth platform in the area of critical networks, Exelis said Thursday. “This promotion is well-deserved and I’m looking forward to seeing her...

Exelis Buys ARC’s Air Travel Mgmt Tool; Rene Colyer Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has purchased a Web-based tool developed by travel analytics firm ARC to manage corporate air travel. FareSight works to compare average ticket prices for air travel and also analyze both air travel patterns and spending, ARC announced Wednesday. “When FareSight transitioned to general availability, we purchased the product knowing the value was in understanding how our air...

Exelis Deploys F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech For AF Foreign Sales; Joe Rambala Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has built electronic warfare equipment for F-16 fighter jets under a series of U.S. Air Force foreign military sales agreements with five international partners. The Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite has been certified for operational use in the F-16 programs of Chile, Turkey, Poland, Oman and Pakistan, Exelis said Tuesday. Exelis provided its AIDEWS with software...

Exelis Wins $32M For Coast Guard Surveillance Radars, Technical Services; Pete Martin Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a potential five-year, $32 million contract to supply the U.S. Coast Guard with radar systems for maritime surveillance, counterterrorism and drug interdiction missions. The company will provide AN/PYPrior Year-11 multimode radars, support equipment, spares and technical services to the Coast Guard under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Exelis said Wednesday. ELTA...

Exelis to Spin Off Military, Gov’t Services Business; David Melcher Comments

Exelis‘ board of directors (NYSE: XLS) has approved a plan to spin offOffice Forms Facilitator the company’s military and government services business unit, known as Exelis Mission Systems, into a new independent company by the summer of 2014. The new company will be led by Kenneth Hunzeker, president and general manager of the unit, and former ITT Corp. (NYSE: ITT) Chairman and CEO Louis Giuliano...

Army Picks 5 for $220M Launch, Test Support Contract

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The U.S. Army has awarded five companies positions on a potential three-year, $220 million contract to help augment launches and carry out tests. Ten bids were received by the Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, Ala. via the Internet for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the Defense Department said Friday. Work is scheduled to occur through Nov. 14, 2016 and the command will...

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