VAN NUYS, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Defense for the
United Kingdom has awarded a $4M contract to ITT Gilfillan for their PAR-2000
Precision Approach Radar. The system will be supplied to the Headquarters
Logistics Command to support the Royal Air Force's requirement for a highly
reliable state-of-the-art precision approach radar. The operational
requirements demand that the PAR-2000 have a rugged design which can withstand
rapid changes in weather and operate in very high winds. The radar system
gives the Royal Air Force the capability of serving several runways during
adverse weather conditions and to remotely monitor radar performance. Along
with the PAR-2000 hardware and software, ITT Gilfillan will provide training
and Contractor Logistics Support for a five year period will be provided.
ITT Gilfillan was selected by the Royal Air Force in a competitive
procurement. This is the latest contract for the high performance all-weather
landing radar system developed by ITT Gilfillan. The all solid-state PAR-2000
provides remotely controlled multi-runway coverage, digital color displays and
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 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
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.
SOURCE ITT Gilfillan
CONTACT: Dianne K. Davis of ITT Gilfillan, 818-901-2428
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