Raytheon Wins $279M to Develop Navy Radar Jammer Tech; Jon Kasle Comments

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a $279 million deal to develop electronic jammer technology to replace the U.S. Navy’s legacy systems installed on the EA-18G Growler aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal-EsaEmployment Standards Administration writes the Defense Department contract, which is expected to run through May 2015, is part of a bigger project that aims to have the new jamming pods...

Exelis Wins Potential $788M Contract to Operate U.S. Army Comm Networks in Asia; Ken Hunzeker Comments

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ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a potential $788 million contract to continue operating and maintaining the U.S. Army‘s communications networks in Southwest and Central Asia. The company has held this contract since 2005 and the new award contains a phase-in period, a base period, two option years and two award term years, Exelis said Tuesday. “Providing a multitude of critical IT services...

Exelis to Update AF Intell Data System’s Memory Tech; Nick Bobay Comments

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ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a $6.1 million contract modification to install new memory and data storage technology for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force intends to use the new technology to retrieve and authenticate intelligence through a command and control system it uses to verify pass codes and provide orders to both support and frontline soldiers, Exelis said Tuesday. Exelis will also review...

ITT Exelis Awarded $218M Aviator Night Vision Army Contract; Nick Bobay Comments

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Army for Generation 3 night vision systems, accessories and spare parts, according to a company statement. The contract has a five-year period and is valued at $217.5 million. According to Exelis, the contract allows the company to compete for deliveries of the AN/AVSApplication Visualization System-6...

Exelis, BAE, L-3 JV to Bid on Air Force Space Command Contract

ITT Exelis, (NYSE: ITT) BAE Systems, and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) have joined forces to form a new joint venture. The companies said Tuesday IBL JV, LLC will bid on the U.S. Air Force Space Command’s planned launch and test range system integrated support contract LISC. The team members currently serve as incumbents on the Air Force’s previously awarded Spacelift Range System contract. IBL,...

Exelis Wins $54M Radio Frequency Pod Foreign Sale; Rich Sorelle Comments

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) won a $54 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide electronic warfare systems for a foreign military sale, the company announced Tuesday. Pakistan will purchase the defensive digital radio frequency memory-based jamming pods for its air force and use them for its F-16 fleet. “Legacy and new F-16 aircraft fleets share the exact same components for internally mounted and...

Exelis to Build GPS III Payloads for Lockheed

NASA Image ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) won a $32 million contract from Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) to build satellite navigation payloads. The McLean, Va. based communications and contracting firm will develop the payloads for Global Positioning System III space vehicles three and four. Mark Pisani, a vice president and general manager for the company’s geospatial systems unit, said the company...

Exelis Wins $160M Army IT Support Contract for Europe, Africa Regions

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a $160 million U.S. Army recompete contract to provide information technology support services in Europe and Africa, Exelis announced Tuesday. The Operations, Maintenance and Supply-Europe contract has a six-month base period and four one-year options. Exelis’ mission systems division will provide IT operations, maintenance and logistics support to: the Army’s 5th Signal...

Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker to Lead ITT Exelis International Strategy

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has appointed retired Army Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker as vice president of international government relations, Exelis announced Tuesday. The 32-year Army veteran will oversee and develop Exelis’ international strategy. The company said he will also help lead the company’s relationships with: Defense Department and government agencies military service staff international...

ITT Exelis Wins $121M for Army Satellite Comm Support

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $121 million contract by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command to support satellite communications. Exelis announced its services will include: logistics, cybersecurity and life cycle engineering general maintenance and repair technical assistance and equipment installation The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract...

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