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ITT Industries' Electronic Combat System Takes First Flight

    5/3/1999

        CLIFTON, N.J., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army reports that its
    next-generation RF electronic combat suite -- the AN/ALQ-211 Suite of
    Integrated RF Countermeasures (SIRFC), developed by ITTIndustries, Inc. (NYSE:
    IIN) -- took its first flight on March 23, 1999.  ITT Industries, Avionics
    Division is the prime contractor for the AN/ALQ-211 SIRFC system.  SIRFC is a
    fully integrated aircraft self-protection suite that includes advanced radar
    warning, situational awareness and electronic counter measures capabilities.
    The system is designed for rotary wing and special operations aircraft with
    adaptability to other platforms including fixed wing aircraft.  SIRFC will
    provide pilots with the ability to evade or defeat modern radar directed air
    defense threats.  The system is designed to counter multiple, simultaneous
    pulse, pulse Doppler (PD), continuous wave (CW) and monopulse radar threats.
        SIRFC's inaugural flight was conducted at The Boeing Company's facilities
    in Mesa, AZ, on board the AH-64D Longbow Apache where the system underwent
    initial aircraft system integration and "Safety of Flight" testing.  Preceding
    this flight, SIRFC completed Electromagnetic Capability (EMC) ground tests on
    the Longbow.  Another significant program milestone was achieved in April of
    this year, as SIRFC successfully completed EMC flight testing with other
    AH-64D Longbow systems, including the Fire Control Radar and RF Hellfire
    missiles.  The EMC flight testing was conducted at the U.S. Army's Electronic
    Proving Grounds, Fort Huachuca, AZ.
        SIRFC will now undergo an extensive series of contractor tests on board
    the AH-64D Longbow at Edwards AFB, CA, and Electronic Countermeasures (ECM)
    testing at China Lake, CA.
        Nearing the completion of its Engineering & Manufacturing Development
    phase, the SIRFC program will continue through contractor flight testing in
    1999 followed by U.S. Army Developmental and Operational Test (DT/OT) in early
    2000.
        The U.S. Army's current Operational Requirements Document (ORD) calls for
    the installation of the ALQ-211 SIRFC system on the AH-64D Longbow Apache,
    Special Operations MH-47E and MH-60K helicopters and designated UH-60 and
    CH-47 aircraft.
        ITT Industries, Avionics Division is a world leader in the design,
    production and support of electronic countermeasures and
    communications/navigation/identification systems for the armed forces of the
    United States and friendly foreign nations.  In addition to the U.S. Army,
    ITTIndustries is also under contract with Bell Helicopter Textron for the
    development of SIRFC for use on U.S. Air Force Special Operations CV-22
    Ospreys.  ITT Industries is also serving as the electronic warfare systems
    integrator for the CV-22 aircraft.
        ITT Industries, Inc. (http://www.ittind.com) is a global engineering and
    industrial manufacturing company with leading positions in the markets that it
    serves: pumps and complementary products; defense products and services;
    connectors and switches; and specialty products.  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' stock is traded on
    the Midwest, Pacific, London, Frankfurt and Paris exchanges.
    
    SOURCE  ITT Industries, Inc.
    
    

    Web site: http://www.ittind.com
    CONTACT: Rachelle A. Tucci, 973-284-4543, rtucci@avionics.itt.com
    or Tom Glover, 914-641-2160, tglover@hq.ittind.com, both of ITT

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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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