EADS Teams with Exelis, General Dynamics to Provide Federal Security Solutions; Rich Sorelle Comments

EADS North America, ITT Exelis and EADS Cassidian division announced Tuesday they will work together to develop and provide enhanced electronic warfare solutions.

The three companies signed a memorandum of understanding at the Farnborough Air Show on Tuesday to explore new markets in electronic warfare systems and aircraft survivability equipment.

Rich Sorelle, acting president of Exelis Electronic Systems, said Exelis hopes to “benefit from Cassidian’s knowledge of European defense platforms, as well as its marketing reach in Europe, Asia and Africa.”

He added the team will be working on a missile approach warning solution for the Air National Guard.

In addition, General Dynamics C4 Systems will work with EADS to develop cost-effective border protection and security systems.

According to General Dynamics the radar and sensor systems will feature an “always-on, ever-aware” capability to monitor human activity in and around national borders.

The two companies will work to enhance EAD’s state-of-the-art radar and sensors to create border protection and security systems for the  Department of Homeland Security and international customers.

Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems said the system will enable border patrol agents to “rapidly detect, identify and respond to potential threats at the nation’s borders.”

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