ITT Exelis wins $121 million satellite communications contract

Colorado Springs, CO Tuesday, January 3, 2012

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $121 million U.S. Army contract to provide mission support to wideband satellite operations centers and management sites around the world.

The Wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Operations and Technical Support (WSOTS) contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., includes the base year and six, one-year option periods.

As a key provider of C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and technical services for defense and government agencies, Exelis will continue to support global network and computer systems for critical military satellite communications. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract also calls for operations and maintenance, life-cycle engineering, on-site technical assistance, equipment installation, depot-level repair, logistics, cybersecurity, and training and sustainment.

“We are very pleased to be selected to continue our SATCOM services for some of our nation’s most important defense and space exploration communications systems,” said Ken Hunzeker, president of the Mission Systems division of ITT Exelis. “Our global workforce has strong experience and significant expertise in mission-critical communications support and related services."

This work will be performed in multiple locations, including the U.S., Germany, Japan and Australia, by the Exelis WSOTS program management office based in Colorado Springs. The Mission Systems division of Exelis is a global leader in providing service, support and logistics for U.S. government facilities, vehicles, equipment, ranges, communication networks and information systems.

About ITT Exelis

ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 21,000 people and generated 2010 revenue of $5.9 billion. www.exelisinc.com

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