ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $6.1 million modification to a U.S. Air Force contract to insert a modern data storage and memory technology into the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS).
The SACCS provides orders and pass codes authentication for Air Force nuclear weapons platforms, bombers, and support units. Inserting a modern data storage system by Exelis into this legacy command and control system will dramatically improve retrieval and verification of critical data for decision-makers.
“Exelis has a long-standing relationship in its original development and current sustainment role with the Air Force on the SACCS,” said Nick Bobay, the president and general manager of Exelis Night Vision and Tactical Communications Systems. “This award is another vote of confidence from a valued customer that we believe positions Exelis well for supporting the continuing life-extension projects and upgrades to the system.”
Exelis expects to complete the task, which will take the process through critical design review, within a nine-month period of performance with work which began in April. Exelis also provides modernized crypto and ongoing technical support services for the SACCS on contracts previously awarded by the Air Force.
Source: ITT Exelis
Date: May 7, 2013