Exelis Inc. (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $10.3 million contract to update the digital memory technology of the U.S. Air Force’s automated command control system.
The company will work to install a new data storage and retrieval technology on the command control system for operational continuity through 2030, Exelis said Wednesday.
The Air Force uses the system to authenticate orders and pass codes for nuclear weapons platforms, bombers and support units.
“We understand the importance of this system to the Air Force, the Department of Defense and our nation’s security, ” said Jennifer Schoonover, vice president and general manager of Exelis’ communications solutions business.
“We were the original integrators of this system 30 years ago and have worked to maintain a strong relationship with our Air Force customer since then.”
Exelis will carry out the contract at its Fort Wayne facility in Indiana.