ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $7.7 million delivery order under a contract for ongoing maintenance and repair of the B-1B aircraft’s integrated defensive avionics system, the ALQ-161A.
Exelis, the original designer and manufacturer of the ALQ-161A, has been repairing and maintaining this critical self-defense system, and this delivery order extends the company’s support. The contract is with the U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Command, in Warner Robins, Ga.
“This work is critical to sustaining the nation’s strategic capability,” said Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business. “For years, our maintenance teams have kept this sensitive electronic equipment performing at its best in temperature and altitude extremes. We remain committed to keeping the B-1B fleet strong and capable.”
Repairs will be led by the Exelis Electronic Systems division in North Amityville, N.Y.
Source: ITT Exelis
Date: May 13, 2012