Tag Archives: Exelis

Harris Invests in Digital Satellite Navigation Tech for GPS III Program; Bill Gattle Comments

Harris Corp. has developed a digital technology to offer it as potential payload for the U.S. Air Force‘s 11th and succeeding Global Positioning System III satellites. The company said Monday its satellite navigational system offering is designed to have a modular architecture, atomic clock systems, radiation-resistant computers and a high-power transmitter. …

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Navy Taps Exelis for Electronic Countermeasure Weapon Repair Services

Exelis has been awarded a potential five-year, $28.5 million contract to repair weapons replaceable assemblies for the U.S. Navy‘s Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures initiative. The firm-fixed-price contract has an initial value of $7.6 million and contains a two-year base performance period that will run through December 2017, the Defense Department said …

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Exelis to Help Sustain Air Force’s Ground Surveillance Radar, Warning Systems

Harris subsidiary Exelis has received a one-year, $14.1 million contract modification to perform systems engineering, sustainment and integration work on multiple ground-based radars and optical sensor platforms for the U.S. Air Force. Exelis will help maintain the Globus II radar infrastructure, Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, Precision …

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NOAA Picks Harris Airborne Radar Tech for Environmental Monitoring Program

Harris Corp.‘s EDO Corp. subsidiary has been chosen to supply AN/APY-11 radar systems for two surveillance planes that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses to track hurricanes. Harris’ Exelis subsidiary and ELTA Systems will collaborate to build the multimode radar technology for integration into NOAA’s WP-3D Orion turboprop aircraft built by Lockheed Martin, Harris said Thursday. The alliance is scheduled to deliver …

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Exelis to Help Navy Build, Test EW Decoys

The U.S. Navy has awarded Exelis a potential three-year, $53.5 million contract to perform engineering and technical support work on decoy architecture payloads for electronic warfare. Exelis will help the Naval Research Laboratory’s tactical EW unit to develop and test the payloads under the sole-source contract, the Defense Department said …

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Transparency Market Research: Man-Portable Military Electronics Industry to See 4% CAGR Through 2019

The man-portable military electronics industry is poised to enjoy a 3.8 percent compound annual growth rate from 2012 to 2019 due to an increase in defense system modernization efforts globally, according to a Transparency Market Research report. The research firm said Thursday it forecasts man-portable military electronics to reach a …

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Exelis Meteorological Imager Moves to Final Production; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis will move forward to final production of its Advanced Meteorological Imager after the system completed a design review conducted by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute. The company said Wednesday the now-finished review moves the program closer to the planned 2018 launch of AMI onboard the GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellite. Eric Webster, environmental intelligence vice president and director at Exelis, said the imager works …

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Exelis Secures Interior Dept Contract for Geospatial Image Analysis Software; Stuart Blundell Comments

A subsidiary of Exelis has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the Interior Department for its geospatial image analysis software. Exelis Visual Information Solutions will provide ENVI software and related maintenance services for the federal agency under the BPA, which has a one-year base period and four one-year options, …

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Japan Weather Satellite Tracks Typhoon Maysak Through Exelis Imager

Japan’s national weather agency has used an Exelis imaging instrument on the Himawari-8 weather satellite to collect weather and environmental images such as Typhoon Maysak and the clouds and snow around Mount Fuji. The company said Friday the imager works to support the satellite’s weather forecasting and tracking, fire detection, air pollution analysis, vegetation assessment and volcanic …

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Exelis, UrsaNav, DHS, Coast Guard to Test Potential GPS Backup; Ed Sayadian Comments

Exelis has partnered with UrsaNav, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security to demonstrate a potential alternative to USCG’s decommissioned Loran-C radio navigation system. Exelis, UrsaNav, USCG and DHS signed a cooperative agreement to test the eLoran low-frequency technology as a backup for GPS infrastructure being used …

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Leidos, Exelis Continue Work on DARPA’s Counter-Radar Program; Mitch Friedman Comments

Exelis will continue to provide technology development support to Leidos for the second phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program as part of a potential $15.6 million subcontract. Exelis said Wednesday it will integrate its electronic warfare hardware with Leidos’ software-based algorithms and demonstrate counter-radar functions in a loop test …

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Ed Sayadian: Exelis Completes Factory Acceptance Verification for Aireon Data Processing System

Exelis has completed a series of factory acceptance tests for the Aireon-built aircraft surveillance data processing and distribution ground system. Ed Sayadian, vice president of civil and aerospace systems at Exelis, said Monday the company conducted the factory acceptance test to confirm that the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast surveillance …

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