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ITT Industries Improves Night Operational Mobility for Infantry Soldiers; Provides New Helmet Mounts for Night Vision Goggles

    3/31/1999

        ROANOKE, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc. (NYSE: IIN)
    Night Vision Division has received a contract option award from the U.S. Army
    Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) to produce an improved, more rugged
    mount for attaching night vision goggles (NVGs) to infantry helmets.  An
    option under the OMNIBUS V contract (awarded June 1998), this award totals
    $9 Million and includes deliveries of up to 114,300 helmet mounts over the
    next 3 years.
        The helmet mount award follows a similar award that ITT received in
    September 1998, when the Army accepted the company's proposed improvement to
    mounts being delivered under the OMNIBUS IV procurement.  Combined, these two
    awards establish ITT as the single-source supplier of improved, metal helmet
    mounts to the U.S. Army.
        "The equipment that the foot soldier uses must be as rugged as the
    environment in which he operates," stated John Domalski, Vice President and
    Director, Business Development, for ITT Industries Night Vision Division.
    "With this new, ruggedized helmet mount, we hope to improve the hands-free,
    night operational mobility of military ground forces."
        Norotos, Inc., Santa Ana, CA, supported ITT Industries in its development
    of this mount.  Supplier Integrated Product Development (SIPD) enabled ITT to
    augment its own design and engineering expertise with Norotos' strengths.
        ITT Industries Night Vision is a division of ITT Industries, Inc., and is
    the world's leading producer and supplier of Generation (Gen) III night vision
    devices to U.S. and allied military forces.  The company also provides night
    vision products to law enforcement and other select commercial / consumer
    markets.
    
        About ITT Industries
        ITT Industries, Inc. (http://www.ittind.com) is a global industrial
    manufacturing company with leading positions in the markets that it serves,
    generating 1998 global 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 leading 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.
    
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    SOURCE  ITT Industries, Inc.
    
    

    Web site: http://www.ittind.com
    CONTACT: Laurel Holder, 540-362-7374,
    laurel.holder@nv.de.ittind.com, or Tom Glover, 914-641-2160,
    tglover@hq.ittind.com, 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.

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