ITT Exelis Wins $68M to Supply Jammer Tech for AF, Navy Planes; Pete Martin Comments

Exelis-Logo EbizITT Exelis and partner ELTA Systems have won a multi-year, $68 million contract to supply the U.S. Navy and Air Force with an electronic warfare system for countering advanced threats to fighter aircraft.

The branches will use Exelis-developed radio frequency jamming pods for the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 fleets, Exelis said Thursday.

Pete Martin, director of defense systems at Exelis’ electronic attack and release systems business, said the company aims for the radar jammer to help aircrew address anti-access/area denial challenges.

According to the company, the technology is designed with radar warning receivers and can be operated manually.

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