Exelis to Produce Composite Missile Parts for Lockheed; Mike Blair Comments

Exelis-LogoITT Exelis has won a $10 million contract to manufacture composite components for a joint air-to-surface standoff missile Lockheed Martin is developing for the U.S. military.

Exelis will build the structures for the missile’s extended-range and baseline variants under production lot 10 for the JASSM program, Exelis said Monday.

Mike Blair, vice president and general manager of Exelis’ aerostructures business, said the company is working with Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business unit on the program.

Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah and Exelis expects to complete deliveries in June 2014.

Exelis has produced more than 1,500 composite missile structures and Lockheed has assembled 1,200 missiles under the program.

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