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ITT Exelis awarded contract for global satellite communications system

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded ITT Exelis a contract to develop a global netted communications capability for the agency’s Distributed Tactical Communications System. Exelis will provide the Department of Defense and other high-priority/special users with a satellite-based, global "push-to-talk” netted-communications service for voice and data. Work for the contract, which was awarded on May 3, will be performed at the Exelis facility in Dulles, Virginia, and is expected to be demonstrated in 2014.