Exelis Wins $102M for Ship Radars, Electronics; Dave Prater Comments

ExelisLogoITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a $102 million contract to provide electronics support systems to Australia’s navy as the country aims to increase defenses in the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions.

ANZAC class frigates and Canberra class LHD ships will receive Windows-based graphical displays, designed to recognize radars from other surface vessels and aircraft, Exelis said Thursday.

ES-3701 ESM systems are designed for situational awareness, targeting, self-protection and surveillance and have commonality with other warships such as the Air Warfare Destroyer.

The company won a separate, previous contract to deliver electronic support systems for AWD ships.

Dave Prater, Exelis vice president and general manager of radar, reconnaissance and undersea systems, said the ESM systems are designed to work in different types of weather conditions.

Exelis’ electronic systems, radar, reconnaissance and undersea systems business area will carry out contract work out of Morgan Hills, Calif.

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