BOHEMIA, N.Y.--(ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) recently delivered the 500th state-of-the-art antenna that provides global positioning system (GPS) anti-jam protection for U.S. and allied militaries.)--
“Consistent GPS connections are extremely important to our fighting forces, and these antennas help ensure that link works at the most critical times”
The N79 Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna, or CRPA, is used on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, ships and unmanned platforms operating in environments with high temperatures and severe vibration. The antenna prevents deliberate jamming and unintentional interference of timing signals when integrated with anti-jam GPS systems including the next-generation Advanced Digital Antenna Production (ADAP) and its predecessor, the GPS Antenna System-1 (GAS-1).
“Consistent GPS connections are extremely important to our fighting forces, and these antennas help ensure that link works at the most critical times,” said ITT Exelis Director of Antenna and Space Programs Mark Fournier. “Because of our vertically integrated processes and dedicated workforce, we can rapidly respond to our customer requirements and consistently deliver a quality product.”
The seven-element antenna enables warfighters to navigate closer to their targets in the presence of up to six interference sources. Exelis has been producing the anti-jam GPS antenna in its Bohemia, N.Y., facility since 2005.
About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com