More JASSM work for ITT Exelis

July 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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SALT LAKE CITY, July 16 (UPI) -- More composite missile bodies and structures for Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile are to be produced by ITT Exelis.

The Lot 10 production contract given the company is worth more than $10 million. The number of bodies and structures to be produced for both baseline and extended range JASSMs were not disclosed.

ITT Exelis has built more than 1,500 missile bodies and structures for the weapon program.

"We have an established relationship with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control that dates back to the inception of the JASSM program," said Mike Blair, vice president and general manager of Exelis Aerostructures business. "This contract utilizes our breadth of composite solutions and extends our application of innovative process technologies to create greater value for our customer."

Work for the contract will be conducted at company facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah and deliveries will be completed by June of next year.

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