ITT Corporation

ITT Industries Awarded $46.5 Million for Small Unit Operations Situation Awareness System

    7/6/1999

            Contract is to Develop Next Generation Soldier Communications
    
        FORT WAYNE, Ind., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc. (NYSE: IIN)
    announced today that it has won a contract for development of a Small Unit
    Operations Situation Awareness System (SUO/SAS).  This $46.5 million Defense
    Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) sponsored program is developing
    technology for next generation tactical communication, geolocation and
    information systems for the U.S. military.
        The SUO/SAS program integrates leading-edge communications networking with
    the latest in information management techniques.  DARPA expects this combined
    technology could then establish a baseline for tactical communications systems
    for the next twenty years.  ITT Industries' Aerospace/Communications Division
    (A/CD) heads a world-class team of leaders in a number of technology
    disciplines that will help develop this system.  The team includes BBN
    Technologies (a unit of GTE Internetworking), SRI International and Rockwell-
    Collins.
        "The award continues our leadership in robust multimedia networking that
    brings integrated voice, data and full-motion video to the battlefield," said
    Dr. Barry Abzug, president of ITT Industries A/CD.  "Building on the
    technologies of our Handheld Multimedia Terminal (HMT), SUO/SAS represents the
    next step in the evolution of tactical networking by allowing soldiers in the
    field to talk, exchange files and conduct videoconferences.  This is a
    revolutionary capability that will be delivered in a system compliant with the
    emerging Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) architecture."
        This contract calls for the development and field testing of several
    advanced systems with technology to bring multimedia communications to early
    entry forces on the battlefield.  This technology will provide an order of
    magnitude improvement in ground mobile communication capacity in restrictive
    terrain ranging from urban settings to deserts and mountains, and against
    jamming or direction finding threats.  The system also incorporates
    communication signal ranging techniques to provide assured geolocation
    information when GPS is not available.  An essential requirement is that the
    terminals be compliant with the emerging JTRS architecture.
        ITT Industries, Inc. (http://www.ittind.com) is a global industrial
    manufacturing company with leading positions in the markets that it serves,
    generating 1998 sales of $4.5 billion.  ITT Industries is the world's largest
    producer of pumps and also produces systems and services to move and control
    water and other fluids.  The company is also a major supplier of sophisticated
    military defense systems, and provides advanced technical and operational
    services to a broad range of government agencies.  ITT Industries is a leading
    provider of connectors, switches and cabling used in telecommunications,
    computing, aerospace and industrial applications, as well as network services.
    Further, ITT Industries provides industrial components for a number of other
    markets, including transportation, construction and aerospace.  Based in White
    Plains, NY, ITT Industries employs approximately 33,000 people around the
    world.
        In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries' common stock
    is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Frankfurt and Paris exchanges.
        ITT Industries and its subsidiaries' press releases are available at no
    charge via fax and the Internet.  To receive releases by fax, call
    800-758-5804, extension 110006.  For ITT Industries' news on the Internet,
    visit http://www.itind.com or http://www.prnewswire.com.
    
    SOURCE  ITT Industries, Inc.
    
    

    Web site: http://www.ittind.com
    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/110006.html
    or fax, 800-758-5804, ext. 110006
    CONTACT: John Kirkwood, 219-451-6384, or Tom Glover,
    914-641-2160, both of ITT Industries, Inc.

About ITT

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.

Investors

Jason Moss
tel +1 914-641-2030
jason.moss@itt.com

Media

Laurent Lawrence
tel +1 914-304-1809
laurent.lawrence@itt.com

MEDIA