ITT Exelis bags major order
ITT Exelis (XLS) has received a $25-million order to provide a wide range of communications equipment to an international customer. This foreign military sales (FMS) programme contract was awarded by the US Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
The award includes the delivery of Exelis International single channel ground and airborne radio system (SINCGARS) VHF base stations and vehicular systems in single and dual radio configurations. SINCGARS provides secure VHF voice and data communications capability to tactical units. With more than 6,00,000 radios delivered to date to the United States and more than 30 of its allies, SINCGARS is the most prolific tactical radio system in the world.
It also includes Spearhead VHF Handheld Radios, unit and intermediate level spares, installation services and field service representative support. The portable handheld tactical radio provides dismounted soldiers secure, frequency-hopping voice and packet data with integrated GPS in a small, lightweight package that is fully interoperable with the international SINCGARS.