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 external pod versions, ” according to Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of Exelis’ integrated electronic warfare systems.

“AIDEWS is being adopted by many of our international allies, ” added Sorelle.

The McLean, Va.-based contracting firm said the defensive pods combine digital radar warning receivers with jamming countermeasure systems.

The pods are intended to defend against against surface-to-air and air-to-air weapon systems.

The company’s electronic systems division will produce the pods and Robins Air Force Base in Georgia awarded the contract.

Last month, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) awarded Exelis a $32 million contract to produce satellite navigation payload for GPS III space vehicles three and four.

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