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ITT Aerospace/Communications Division Digital Radio Wins Canadian Contract; A/CD's Near Term Digital Radio Wins in Head-to-Head Competition


        FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Aerospace/Communications
    Division (ITT A/CD) has won a $1.2 M contract for digital radios from Oerlikon
    Aerospace, the systems integrators for the Canadian Low Level Air Defense
    System.  Oerlikon Aerospace chose the Near Term Digital Radio (NTDR) after
    evaluations between two other contenders showed NTDR to be technically
    superior, and more cost effective.  NTDR is the first member of A/CD's Mercury
    family of digital radios and is intended to become the backbone of the U.S.
    Army's future tactical internet, which already includes the Systems
    Improvement Program (SIP) version of ITT's SINCGARS.
        "This is an important win for A/CD," said Dr. Barry Abzug, Vice President
    of Communications Systems.  "The Canadian decision is the first international
    order for this state-of-the-art digital radio system which provides not only
    high capacity transmission but fully autonomous tactical networking.  Our
    experience in developing tactical communications systems for the U.S. armed
    forces and for the U.K. Bowman Program makes us an ideal partner for Oerlikon.
        This initial contract calls for engineering services and 17 NTDRs to be
    delivered during the first half of 1998 for use in the Canadian Low Level Air
    Defense System.  The NTDR system will provide mobile data links to allow quick
    set up of perimeter air defenses and will maintain wireless connectivity
    between air defense sensors and command authorities.  The high data capacity
    of the NTDR allows time sensitive target information to be acted on in real
    time by the fire control computer.
        NTDR systems have advanced channel access waveforms, sophisticated dynamic
    mobile networking and distributed network management so large amounts of data
    can be distributed at high speed to mobile users.  The NTDR information
    transport system is based upon leading edge commercial networking technologies
    and features full Internet Protocol (IP) addressability.  Its flexible
    architecture and small size enables Mercury NTDR to evolve as battlespace
    digital communications requirements continue to grow.
        Headquartered in McLean, Va., ITT Defense & Electronics is a management
    unit of ITT Industries (NYSE: IIN) ( and a leading
    worldwide diversified manufacturing company, with 1995 sales of over $8.4
    billion from its three primary business segments: Automotive, Defense &
    Electronics, and Fluid Technology.  ITT Automotive is one of the world's
    largest independent suppliers of systems and components to automotive
    manufacturers.  ITT Defense & Electronics is a world leader in the design,
    manufacture and support of high technology electronics systems and components
    for defense and commercial markets.  ITT Fluid Technology, is one of the
    world's largest leading manufacturers of products, systems and services for
    the movement, measurement, and control of fluids.
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ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2016 revenues of $2.4 billion.


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