Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a direct commercial contract valued at $28 million to provide an existing international customer with additional communications equipment, spare parts and ancillary devices.
Communications equipment acquired under the contract includes the RT-1702 SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System), with installation kits and spares to support the system.
Exelis has sold more than 600,000 SINCGARS radios along with supporting ancillary devices worldwide. This fifth generation SINCGARS capability is one half the size of the original radio, contains integrated capability improvements, and maintains a robust encryption protocol. The radio is designed to provide network data services in both mounted and dismounted configurations. In the mounted role the radio works with the Exelis internet controller to provide mobile ad hoc network data services. As a manpack, the radio provides a standard interface allowing a command and control application to access the Tactical Internet.
“This order is from a long-standing international customer who recognizes not only the robustness of the SINCGARS radio, but also the technological upgrades that have kept it on the cutting edge of battlefield communications,” said Ken Harrison, the vice president and general manager of the Exelis Night Vision & Communications Solutions’ international business area.
Production of the radios for this international contract will take place at the Exelis Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility.
Date: Dec 29, 2014