ITT Exelis to upgrade digital memory on U.S. Air Force bombers, weapons

FORT WAYNE, Ind., 8 May 2013. ITT Exelis won a $6.1 million modification to a U.S. Air Force contract to insert a modern data storage and memory technology into the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS), which authenticates orders and pass codes for Air Force nuclear weapons platforms, bombers, and support units.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., 8 May 2013. ITT Exelis (NYSE:XLS) won a $6.1 million modification to a U.S. Air Force contract to insert a modern data storage and memory technology into the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS), which authenticates orders and pass codes for Air Force nuclear weapons platforms, bombers, and support units.

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Inserting a modern data storage system by Exelis into this legacy command and control system will dramatically improve retrieval and verification of critical data for decision-makers, says a spokesperson.

Exelis expects to complete the task, taking the process through critical design review, within a nine-month period of performance. Work began in April.

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Exelis also provides modernized crypto and ongoing technical support services for the SACCS on contracts previously awarded by the Air Force.

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