Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will supply a NATO client with high-capacity radios that are intended to serve as the customer’s communications data backbone under a $12 million contract.
The data radio system is designed to protect data connections between command headquarters and ground forces, Exelis said Monday.
Exelis will perform the work through 2016 at its Basingstoke, Hampshire-based facility.
The NATO customer will aim to transmit data beyond 8 megabits per second by using the data radios.
The radio system also works to consolidate data and voice networks through Internet protocol for the transmission of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.