Exelis Inc. (NYSE: XLS) in Fort Wayne has secured a nearly $11 million U.S. Department of Defense contract. The deal involves radio technology for Army helicopters. January 30, 2014
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a Defense Logistics Agency contract valued at $10.9 million to provide ARC-201D radios for installation in U.S. Army UH-60M Blackhawk and CH-47F Chinook helicopters.
The ARC-201D is the primary Army Aviation voice communications radio and the only qualified SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System) capable airborne radio for these two helicopters. It provides voice and data communications with networking and anti-jamming capabilities.
“With nearly 600,000 SINCGARS delivered to the Army to date, the ARC-201D easily integrates into the Army's critical network on the battlefield providing proven, robust and secure communications for warfighters,” said Nick Bobay, president of the Exelis Night Vision & Communications Solutions division.
Production for this contract will be accomplished at the Exelis facility in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in timing and navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and information systems, logistics and technical services; and we are focused on strategic growth in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Exelis employs about 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at http://www.exelisinc.com/ or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Source: Exelis Inc.