ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) officially opened the first original equipment manufacturer-operated logistics repair depot facility at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind. Exelis will perform maintenance and repairs for hardware that supports the U.S. Navy’s missions.
“Crane has long been a center of engineering expertise for the U.S. Navy,” said Chris Bernhardt, Exelis executive vice president and president of Exelis Electronic Systems division. “We look forward to partnering with Crane by supporting, repairing and upgrading the hardware that keeps our Navy the best in the world.”
At a ceremony held today at the new building, located at the Westgate Technology Center and adjacent to the base, several officials gave formal remarks, including: Col. Alan Pratt, Commanding Officer at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center; other attendees included U.S. Reps. Larry Buchson, R-Indiana, Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, Todd Young, R- Indiana, and Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business.
Exelis has already begun logistics and repair work in the new facility on the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) radio frequency (RF) countermeasures. The system, the next-generation self-defense system for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18, combines sensitive receivers and active countermeasures to electronically shield Navy fighters from RF-guided threats. Exelis designs and manufactures a broad range of technologies for the U.S. Navy, including electronic warfare systems, counter-improvised explosive devices systems, specialized antennas, radar systems (shipboard and ground-based), acoustic sensors, and night vision equipment.
Source: ITT Exelis
Date: May 8, 2012