Ball Aerospace Selects Exelis for Air Force Weather Satellite Receivers; Paul Eyring Comments

SatelliteAirForceGPSITT Exelis will develop satellite receivers the U.S. Air Force will use to forecast extreme weather conditions under a $3.2 million contract the company signed with Ball Aerospace &Technologies Corp..

Exelis aims to upgrade instruments that aim to calculate wind waves on the surface of oceans and devices that work to detect changes in atmospheric temperature, Exelis said Thursday.

The company’s electronic systems business¬†will also design an apparatus based on a Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager subsystem for the future GMI instruments.

Paul Eyring, an Exelis senior director, said the GMI receivers are designed to transmit weather information the military uses for planning missions.

Earlier this year, Exelis’ geospatial systmes business won a contract to help the Space and Missile Systems Center design a multi-purpose imaging system for the Air Force’s weather forecasting initiatives.

Share this story...Tweet about this on Twitter1Share on LinkedIn0Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Email this to someone
Filed in: News Tags: , , , , , ,

You might like:

Pragmatics to Deliver E911 Functions to USAF Bases; Joe Brock Comments Pragmatics to Deliver E911 Functions to USAF Bases; Joe Brock Comments
GE to Study Radar Systems for US Air Force Platforms; David Tetley Comments GE to Study Radar Systems for US Air Force Platforms; David Tetley Comments
Lockheed, Air Force Start Marshall Islands Space Fence Radar Construction; Steve Bruce Comments Lockheed, Air Force Start Marshall Islands Space Fence Radar Construction; Steve Bruce Comments
Northrop, US Air Force Ink Weapon System Sustainment Deal; Chris Jones Comments Northrop, US Air Force Ink Weapon System Sustainment Deal; Chris Jones Comments
© 4511 ExecutiveBiz. All rights reserved.