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Iridium Forms Air Traffic Satellite JV; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications is helping form a joint venture to provide a satellite service to air traffic management agencies for tracking planes worldwide, the company announced Monday. Aireon, formed by Iridium and NAV Canada, will also receive support from the Federal Aviation Administration and industry partners Harris Corp. and ITT Exelis …

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Exelis Updates SpearNet Radio For September Software Release

ITT Exelis has updated its handheld radio systems to increase data transfer speeds and work during network slowdowns, the company announced Monday. The SpearNet systems atransfer voice, data and video through an ad hoc network system. Existing users will perform upgrades through a software download starting in late September. Exelis …

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Exelis Enters Licensing Agreement to Provide Flight-Tracking Application

ITT Exelis announced Wednesday it is bringing real-time, integrated next generation flight-tracking data to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Herndon, Va.-based firm said it has entered a licensing agreement with Embry-Riddle for its Symphony OpsVue application. The application monitors flight safety and efficiency through real-time air traffic control and surveillance. Exelis’ flight …

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Exelis Wins Air Force Encryption Contract; Chris Bernhardt Comments

ITT Exelis announced Tuesday it won a Air Force Cryptologic Systems Division contract to produce prototype self-encrypting devices. Exelis did not report financial details regarding the award. The McLean, Va.-based firm said the drivers will be used to protect data stored in mobile applications, including laptops and unmanned aerial vehicles. …

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Exelis Opens New Indiana Naval Repair Shop

ITT Exelis has opened a repair depot facility near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind., the company announced Monday. Adjacent to the base, the new facility will house repair and maintenance work in support of naval missions. The company has already begun repair work at the facility …

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Exelis Wins Night Vision Device UK Sale

ITT Exelis has won a $34,653,724 U.S. Army contract to provide night vision devices in support of a foreign military sale. The Defense Department said the U.K. will receive the monocular devices under the firm-fixed-price contract through April 1, 2015. Work will occur Roanoke, Va. and the Army Contracting Command’s …

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Contractors Testing Army Comm, ISR Networks

The U.S. Army has increasingly tested communications networks as it looks to upgrade its capabilities, and three contracting firms have helped the service branch conduct exercises. ITT Exelis, recently spun-off from former parent ITT Corp., is currently demonstrating several communications at the Army’s Network Integration Exercise, according to a company …

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