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Exelis receives $32 M to supply airborne surveillance radars to USCG

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a $32 million, five-year IDIQ (indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity) award to supply airborne surveillance radars, spares, support equipment and technical services to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Integrated on the U.S. Coast Guard’s HC-130J Super Hercules long-range surveillance aircraft, the AN/APY-11 multimode radar is designed to support the service’s maritime reconnaissance mission, which includes long-range surveillance, search and rescue, drug interdiction, counterterrorism and maritime environmental support. The radar’s multifunctionality will augment the U.S. Coast Guard’s situational awareness and ability to conduct missions successfully.

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For Exelis, the award further strengthens the company’s position in the growing field of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and analytics amid evolving operational requirements and increasing global demand for adaptable, cost-effective solutions.

“This latest award is indicative of the value and versatility our radar offers the customer,” said Pete Martin, director of programs, defense systems, for the Exelis electronic attack & release systems business. “As the U.S. Coast Guard’s mission continues to evolve, our radar will enhance the reach and effectiveness of the HC-130J and its crews to protect our shores.”

First provided to the U.S. Coast Guard under a 2005 contract award, the AN/APY-11 multimode radar is produced by Exelis and partner ELTA Systems Ltd. This is the second contract given recently to Exelis to supply the AN/APY-11 radar to the U.S. Coast Guard. The first for $6.5 million was awarded to the company in October 2012.

Source : Exelis - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Jan 22, 2014

 

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