Exelis wins multimillion-dollar commercial contract Exelis (XLS) has been awarded a multimillion-dollar commercial contract to build the primary payload for the Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellite-2, which Mitsubishi Electric (MIELY) will build for the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Exelis-built payload known as TANSO-FTS, short for Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for carbon Observation-Fourier Transform Spectrometer, will measure the density of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The satellite is planned for launch in FY18.
Exelis awarded task order by U.S. Army Contracting Command The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Exelis a task order to deliver a limited quantity of SideHat SRW Applique radios for evaluation. SideHat provides a critical networking capability specifically developed for the vehicular electromagnetic and physical environment experienced on the battlefield. The task order was from an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract awarded to the company in April for the specific purpose of providing SRW applique radios.