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Exelis to demonstrate advanced air traffic management radar capability at Africa Aerospace and Defense 2014

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Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will exhibit at the Africa Aerospace and Defense 2014 tradeshow at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Tshwane, South Africa, Sept. 17-21. At the show, Exelis will demonstrate an advanced precision approach radar system for potential customers from across the region and the world.

The demonstration will include the Exelis PAR-2020 radar and the SwitchplusIP(R) voice and data switching platform, involving both pilots and controllers for a fully representative showcase of Exelis integrated air traffic management capabilities. The PAR-2020 is a “ready-now,” solid-state, electronically scanned precision approach radar that enables ground controllers to guide aircraft to a safe landing during periods of limited visibility.

The PAR-2020 is part of the broader Exelis GCA-2020 radar product line. The GCA-2020 offers primary surveillance, secondary surveillance and precision approach in a single integrated unit allowing safe and efficient sequencing within the airfield area to the final precision approach. It is one of the company’s most popular air traffic management solutions, with combined sales to four international customers totaling approximately $100 million within the past year.

SwitchplusIP is a fourth-generation digital voice and data switching platform developed to address mission-critical requirements in defense, air traffic control and airport operations, public safety and emergency services, among other applications. It is an end-to-end, fully EUROCAE compliant Internet Protocol-based solution that provides operators with an integrated command and control system capable of communicating with modern as well as legacy radio devices. The system is ruggedized to support mobile and tactical configurations and offers options for multi-security enclave systems (RED/BLACK), making it ideal for defense applications.

“Our defense air traffic management radars provide a mobile, sophisticated all-weather capability that gives customers an edge in managing military airspace operations,” said Dave Prater, vice president and general manager of the Exelis radar, reconnaissance and undersea systems business. “Along with our other radar and integrated communications solutions, Exelis offers complete and seamless integration between air defense and air traffic management capabilities to meet and surpass customers’ evolving needs.”

Exelis is working with South African partner Tellumat Corporation to bring its portfolio of capabilities to customers in South Africa. Further information about the GCA-2020, PAR-2020, SwitchplusIP and other solutions is available at the Exelis booth located at Stand #B17 in the U.S. International pavilion and at the Tellumat booth in hall four, B26-30. For more information or to arrange to attend a demonstration, please contact David Jones at or Jason Nelsen at

More than 70 years ago, Exelis pioneered the development of air traffic control and 3-D air defense radars for tactical and naval applications and remains the world leader in supplying air traffic control radar systems designed for military use. Our PAR-2020 and GCA-2020 systems operate daily throughout Europe and in environments ranging from the Arctic Circle and the deserts of Northern Africa to the rainforests of Asia and South America.

About Exelis

Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are 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, Va., Exelis employs about 17,000 people and generated 2013 sales of $4.8 billion. For more information, visit our website at or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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