Exelis Wins Intl Order for “Wide Range” of Comms Equipment; Nick Bobay Comments

Nick Bobay,  Exelis
Nick Bobay, Exelis

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will supply an international customer with a “wide range” of communications equipment that includes radios and spare parts for radio systems under a recently announced contract.

The McLean, Va.-based aerospace, defense and information solutions contractor will take in $11.6 million for the equipment from its SpearNet line, which the company recently updated in an effort to enable users to communicate continuously without having to reconfigure their networks.

Exelis said the radios will be configured to be mounted to vehicles and worn by soldiers.

The portable radio communicates voice, data and video data over an ad hoc network Exelis describes as “self-forming and self-healing.”

By adding SpearNet, Exelis looks to help the country gain “an overwhelming communications advantage in the ability to move large amounts of data across the battlefield, ” said Nick Bobay, president and general manager of ITT Exelis Night Vision and Tactical Communications Systems.

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