February 24, 2015
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2015—Exelis (XLS) released the first nighttime imagery taken by the CorvusEye 1500 wide-area airborne system. The image, taken using a mid-wave infrared (IR) sensor, depicts cars and pedestrians in downtown Rochester. From an altitude of 15,000 feet over a 1-square-mile area of Rochester, the nighttime picture shows a level of detail and context
February 12, 2015
CLIFTON, N.J., Feb. 11, 2015 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will highlight a range of solutions for U.S. Air Force customers and industry partners at the Air Force Association’s (AFA) 31st Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition, booth 130, Feb. 11-13, in Orlando, Florida. Click to tweet: AFA Air Warfare Symposium 2015: Exelis and the
February 7, 2015
MELBOURNE, Fla. and MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 6, 2015 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) and Exelis, Inc. (NYSE:XLS) today announced a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at $23.75 per share, or an approximately $4.75 billion enterprise value. The agreement has been unanimously approved by the Boards of
January 14, 2015
The Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 weather satellite, which was launched in October 2014, returned its first images Jan. 8, 2015. The images from the Exelis-built sensor are taken in 16 visible and infrared bands, including three-color visible bands.
October 14, 2014
BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 6, 2014—Exelis (NYSE: XLS) and Airbus Defence and Space have agreed to offer users of ENVI® image analysis software seamless access to the Airbus Defence and Space catalog of geospatial imagery. With easy access to the worldwide Airbus Defence and Space archive, ENVI users will save time on mission and project planning
October 7, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 6, 2014—The Exelis-built (NYSE: XLS) Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI) will launch Oct. 7 on board a Mitsubishi Electric Corporation weather satellite, Himawari-8, improving weather forecasts and early warnings for severe weather in Eastern Asia and Western Pacific. The second imager was delivered in August to Japan. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation integrated the Exelis-built
October 6, 2014
BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 6, 2014—Airbus Defence and Space and Exelis are teaming up to provide users of ENVI image analysis software an exclusive, limited time voucher offer for new imagery as well as easy access to the Airbus Defence and Space imagery archive through an application programming interface (API) plug-in integrated within Exelis’ ENVI software.
September 24, 2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014—NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $221 million. This action extends the period of performance
September 17, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2014—Exelis (NYSE: XLS) announced the second flight unit of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) successfully completed environmental testing and is six months ahead of schedule for delivery to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ABI is the primary payload for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) series of weather satellites.