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Exelis producing more jamming pods for U.S. military

Aug. 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Advanced jamming pods for U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft will continue to be supplied by Exelis as part of a multiyear contract, the company announced.

The Advanced Capability Pod, produced by the Exelis Electronic Systems division in Amityville, N.Y., is a fully integrated electronic radio frequency counter-measures system that offers jam coverage against multiple concurrent threats. It can be operated automatically or manually and was designed by Israel's Elta Systems Ltd.

The U.S. military uses the system on F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 fighters.

The multi-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award is worth $68 million. Deliveries under the contract are expected to begin in July of next year.

"The ACaP jamming pod is the most effective radar jammer in its class, offering pilots unparalleled electronic protection and the ability to counter advanced anti-access/area denial strategies in hostile, high-threat environments," said Pete Martin, director of defense systems for the Exelis electronic attack-and-release systems business. "This award further demonstrates Exelis' role as a global leader in electronic warfare."

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