A Virginia defense contractor has an agreement to manufacture missile warning system components at its Clifton facility, it said Monday.Exelis said in a news release that will provide Airbus Group with advanced missile warning capabilities for both U.S. and international F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft under a teaming agreement. Exelis will be the lead U.S. contractor for the missile launch detection systems.
“The agreement ensures that this affordable, ready-now solution is available to U.S. customers and global allies through foreign military sales,” Joe Rambala, vice president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business, said in the release. “This is another important step in advancing our electronic warfare strategic growth platform.”
Exelis will be responsible for U.S. manufacturing of the system components, which will take place at its New Jersey facility.
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