ITT Exelis to Produce F/A-18 Control Modules on GE Aviation Contract

ITT Exelis has recently won a $5.7 million multi-year subcontract to produce 375 generator control modules for F/A-18 aircraft, the company has announced.

Exelis’ electronic systems operation in North Amityville, N.Y. will complete the work, which was awarded by GE Aviation.

The announcement said F/A-18 aircraft carry two modules, each of which controls one side of the aircraft’s power requirements. The company said if one module loses power, the other can take on the aircraft’s entire power load.

“This demanding application required us to design high power components to go in small spaces that wouldn’t overheat,” said Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of Exelis’ electronic systems’ integrated electronic warfare systems business.

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