Army helicopters will use electronic warfare system from ITT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 11 Nov. 2005. ITT Industries, Inc. today announced it has received a three-year contract from the U.S. Army's Technology Applications Program Office, in Fort Eustis, Va., to produce electronic warfare systems for Special Operations Army helicopters.

Nov 11th, 2005

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 11 Nov. 2005. ITT Industries, Inc. today announced it has received a three-year contract from the U.S. Army's Technology Applications Program Office, in Fort Eustis, Va., to produce electronic warfare systems for Special Operations Army helicopters.

Under the contract, ITT will supply ALQ-211 electronic warfare systems to the Army, with deliveries continuing until 2008. Contract work will be performed by ITT's Avionics Division in Clifton, N.J.

The ALQ-211 family of SIRFC systems plays an important role in mission success and survivability of rotary wing aircraft. This next-generation electronic protection suite provides advanced radar warning, situational awareness and electronic countermeasures capabilities. SIRFC will allow aircrews to detect, evade and defeat modern and emerging air defense threats.

"We're pleased to be supplying self-protection systems to these mission critical Special Operations helicopters," said Chris Bernhardt, president of ITT Avionics. "Our proven modular systems solution increases the survivability of these rotorcraft, and even more importantly, our warfighters."

ITT Industries, Inc. supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, 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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