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Exelis to highlight electronic warfare, release systems and surveillance capabilities at IDEF 2015

By Business Wire News   


Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will showcase a range of electronic warfare, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and analytics as well as carriage and release technologies at the 2015 International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF), May 5-8, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Exelis experts will be present in hall 2, booth 222A, to demonstrate the company’s proven solutions in the areas of electromagnetic spectrum dominance, persistent surveillance and high-performance payload release technology.

“International partners recognize Exelis for our combination of innovation and proven technology,” said Chris Tucker, Exelis vice president of international business development. “Our solutions provide cutting-edge situational awareness and protection, enabling mission success for our customers and strengthening joint international capabilities.”

The Exelis solutions showcased at IDEF 2015 will include:

  • The ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS), which provides advanced radar warning and radio frequency countermeasures for F-16s to defeat sophisticated electronic threats. AIDEWS is available in podded and internally mounted configurations and is the only electronic countermeasure pod in production certified by the U.S. Air Force for an unrestricted flight envelope on the F-16. Exelis is currently under contract to supply AIDEWS pods to the Turkish Air Force.
  • The CorvusEye™ 1500 wide-area airborne surveillance system, which complements traditional video surveillance systems by providing high-resolution, visible color and infrared motion imagery over a city-sized area. CorvusEye tracks movement that may be connected to potentially hazardous or illicit activity and provides real-time processing. The system can generate up to 10 high-resolution views of different areas of interest simultaneously and is exportable to many military, intelligence and security agencies around the world.
  • The BRU-57 smart twin store carrier, which effectively doubles the payload carriage capability of tactical strike aircraft such as the F-16. The BRU-57 achieves this with minimal impact to the aircraft’s operational flight program and no modification to aircraft hardware.
  • The Lightweight Twin Store Carrier (LTSC), which employs clean, lightweight pneumatic power to help unmanned aircraft safely carry release their mission payloads. The LTSC combines two Exelis BRU-71/A racks, the same system Exelis supplies for the MQ-9 Reaper.

Visit booth 222A in hall 2 at IDEF 2015 to learn more about how these, and other Exelis technologies, enable international customers’ critical missions through full spectrum dominance and awareness.

About Exelis

Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a greater than 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. Exelis is a leader in positioning and navigation, sensors, air traffic management solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and information systems; and focused on strategic growth in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Exelis employs approximately 10,000 people and generated 2014 sales of approximately $3.3 billion. For more information, visit our website at or connect with us on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Carolyn Camp, 973-284-5400


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