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January 4th, 2012

ITT Exelis... Critical Comms Support Continues (SATCOM)

[SatNews] ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $121 million....

....U.S. Army contract to provide mission support to wideband satellite operations centers and management sites around the world. The Wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Operations and Technical Support (WSOTS) contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, includes the base year and six, one-year option periods. As a key provider of C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and technical services for defense and government agencies, Exelis will continue to support global network and computer systems for critical military satellite communications. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract also calls for operations and maintenance, life-cycle engineering, on-site technical assistance, equipment installation, depot-level repair, logistics, cybersecurity, and training and sustainment.

This work will be performed in multiple locations, including the U.S., Germany, Japan and Australia, by the Exelis WSOTS program management office based in Colorado Springs. The Mission Systems division of Exelis is a global leader in providing service, support and logistics for U.S. government facilities, vehicles, equipment, ranges, communication networks and information systems.