ITT to operate Army communications network in Asia and Africa

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 15 Dec. 2005. U.S. Army leaders have awarded ITT Industries, Inc. the Total Army Communications -- Southwest Asia, Central Asia and Africa (TAC-SWACAA) contract to operate and maintain communications and information systems in Southwest Asia, Central Asia and Africa.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 15 Dec. 2005. U.S. Army leaders have awarded ITT Industries, Inc. the Total Army Communications -- Southwest Asia, Central Asia and Africa (TAC-SWACAA) contract to operate and maintain communications and information systems in Southwest Asia, Central Asia and Africa.

The $681 million contract was let by the Army's Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center-West.

The agreement covers one base year with four one-year options. Contract work will be performed by ITT's Systems Division, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., under the operational direction of the Network Enterprise Technology Command's (NETCOM) 160th Signal Brigade.

"Our approach has been and will always be to join our customer in mission accomplishment. On TAC-SWACAA, we will do this by providing high-quality, flexible and responsive support to NETCOM's mission partners, which include U.S. and Coalition Forces," said Steve Gaffney, president of ITT Defense.

"Through our partnership with NETCOM, we will continue to provide full support to the Warfighter for critical communications systems at 50 locations in six countries that are partnered with the United States in the global war against terrorism. ITT welcomes the opportunity to maintain this partnership and continue our 'One Team-One Mission' commitment to deliver performance excellence to our customers."

ITT provides, on a worldwide basis, select government, commercial, and international customers value-added, total systems solutions for turn-key satellite earth terminals, air and missile defense, communications, command and control, spacelift, surveillance and equipment and facility maintenance, which includes service life extension and full logistics life cycle support.

ITT supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management, including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, and information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $6.8 billion in 2004 sales. For more information, see www.itt.com.

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