ITT Exelis awarded contract to provide forecasting capabilities in South Korea

ITT Exelis has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract to provide South Korea an advanced geostationary weather imager to support the country's forecasting capabilities. Under the GEO-KOMPSAT-2A program, Exelis will deliver an Advanced Meteorological Imager, which will be launched into geostationary orbit in 2017. The AMI is a Korean version of the Advanced Baseline Imager Exelis is currently building for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA for the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite series known as GOES-R.

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