by Staff Writers
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Jan 04, 2012
ITT Exelis has been awarded a $121 million U.S. Army contract to provide mission support to wideband satellite operations centers and management sites around the world.
The Wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Operations and Technical Support (WSOTS) contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., includes the base year and six, one-year option periods.
As a key provider of C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and technical services for defense and government agencies, Exelis will continue to support global network and computer systems for critical military satellite communications.
The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract also calls for operations and maintenance, life-cycle engineering, on-site technical assistance, equipment installation, depot-level repair, logistics, cybersecurity, and training and sustainment.
"We are very pleased to be selected to continue our SATCOM services for some of our nation's most important defense and space exploration communications systems," said Ken Hunzeker, president of the Mission Systems division of ITT Exelis.
"Our global workforce has strong experience and significant expertise in mission-critical communications support and related services."
This work will be performed in multiple locations, including the U.S., Germany, Japan and Australia, by the Exelis WSOTS program management office based in Colorado Springs.
The Mission Systems division of Exelis is a global leader in providing service, support and logistics for U.S. government facilities, vehicles, equipment, ranges, communication networks and information systems.
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