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ITT Gilfillan Awarded $7 Million Contract by the U.S. Navy

    12/18/1997

        VAN NUYS, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Naval Sea System Command,
    Arlington, Va., has awarded a $7M contract to ITT Gilfillan for a Solid State
    Transmitter Upgrade Engineering Development Model (EDM) for the AN/SPS-48E
    radar system.  This research and development contract will enable ITT
    Gilfillan to apply its world class solid state technology to the 48E radar and
    upgrade the transmitter in the areas of system stability and mean time to
    repair.  This effort will result in significant overall improvement in system
    reliability, maintainability and availability.
        ITT Gilfillan is the design agent and original equipment manufacturer of
    the AN/SPS-48E radar system.  The company has produced 45 AN/SPS-48E 3D radar
    systems for the U.S. Navy which have been operational on board all of the
    fleet's aircraft carriers, amphibious `Big Deck' warfare ships including the
    new LPD-17 Class, NTU Cruisers and Destroyers, as well as land based systems
    used at various missile ranges, school systems and other support commands.  In
    1993, the U.S. Navy embarked on a radar refurbishment program for the
    AN/SPS-48E, enabling the radar to be active in the U.S. arsenal through the
    year 2040.
        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
    transportation.
        ITT Defense & Electronics is a business unit of ITT Industries (NYSE: IIN)
    (http://www.ittind.com), a leading worldwide diversified manufacturing
    company, with 1996 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.
        ITT Industries' stock (IIN) is traded on the New York, Midwest, Pacific,
    London, Frankfurt, and Paris exchanges.
    
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    SOURCE  ITT Industries
    
    

    CONTACT: Dianne K. Davis of ITT Gilfillan, 818-901-2428
    Company News On Call: http://www.prnewswire.com or fax,
    800-758-5804, ext. 122158

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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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