13 May 2014
Exelis (NYSE: XLS) said it has received a follow-on contract valued at USD8.4m from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (NYSE: LMT) to supply continuous wave illuminator subsystems for F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.
The Exelis CWI subsystem is a special-purpose transmitter that works with the F-16´s fire control radar and mission computer to provide guidance for semi-active missiles. Using radio frequency energy, the system illuminates airborne targets to increase accuracy and ensure the missile finds its intended target.
The Exelis CWI subsystem uses the latest technology for its high-voltage power supply, digital control, microwave signal generation and power amplifier circuits; it is substantially smaller and lighter than similar legacy subsystems used on older F-16s and other fighter aircraft.
Exelis in Clifton, New Jersey, will perform the manufacturing work under this contract, with deliveries to be completed in 2017. The initial contract award, for USD9.4m, was received in September 2012.
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. Its website is at www.exelisinc.com