AMITYVILLE, N.Y., 10 Aug. 2013. Exelis (NYSE:XLS) will continue to supply the Advanced Capability Pod (ACaP) for U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy F-15, F-16, and F/A-18 tactical aircraft under a new $68 million multiyear indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.
The ACaP system is designed by ELTA Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, and produced by the Exelis Electronic Systems division in Amityville, N.Y. ACaP infuses the military aircraft with a lightweight, cost-effective, and integrated electronic radio-frequency (RF) countermeasures capability. The system provides simultaneous receive and jam coverage against multiple concurrent threats, and it acts autonomously, but allows for aircrew intervention when manual control is required.
The ACaP jamming pod offers “pilots unparalleled electronic protection and the ability to counter advanced anti-access/area denial strategies in hostile, high-threat environments,” says Pete Martin, director of defense systems for the Exelis electronic attack & release systems business. "This award further demonstrates Exelis’ role as a global leader in electronic warfare."
Deliveries under the latest contract are expected to begin in July 2014.