VAN NUYS, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Gilfillan, a unit of ITT
Defense & Electronics, has received a contract to provide the Brazilian Air
Force with several PAR-2000 precision approach radar systems. ITT Gilfillan
was selected over other radar manufacturers by the Brazilian Air Force upon
completion of a formal and highly competitive international tender which
included an extensive flight test and a rigorous operational demonstration of
The PAR-2000 is the latest technology in all-weather precision approach
radar developed by ITT Gilfillan. The PAR-2000 is fully solid state, offers
digital color displays and improved system reliability and availability. The
active array architecture utilizes advanced Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)
transmit/receive (T/R) modules, which are manufactured under ITT Defense &
Electronics' patented production process.
This fully ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) compliant
system provides high accuracy for guiding aircraft in adverse weather, and
remotely controlling multi-runway coverage. Included is an extensive BIT
(Built-In-Test) program for simplified on-line maintenance.
ITT Gilfillan, a unit of ITT Defense & Electronics, designs and
manufactures state-of-the-art air traffic control and air/battlefield defense
radar systems which are deployed around the world. The company has been
producing advanced radar systems for more than 50 years.
ITT Defense & Electronics is a leading supplier of high technology
commercial and defense electronic systems, semiconductors, standard and
customized connectors, and operations and maintenance services, with customers
in avionics, data, communications, information systems, military/space and
ITT Defense & Electronics is a business unit of ITT Industries (NYSE:
IIN), a leading worldwide diversified manufacturing company, with 1995 sales
of $8.4 billion from its three primary business segments: automotive, defense
and electronics, and fluid technology. ITT Automotive is one of the world's
largest independent suppliers of systems and components to automotive
manufacturers. ITT Fluid Technology is one of the world's leading
manufacturers of products, systems and services for the movement, measurement
and control of fluids.
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York, Midwest, Pacific, London, Frankfurt, and Paris exchanges.
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