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February 24, 2015

Exelis Releases First Nighttime Infrared Imagery from CorvusEye 1500 Wide-area Airborne System

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

Exelis Highlights Solutions for Full Spectrum Dominance and Awareness at 2015 AFA Air Warfare Symposium

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

Harris Corporation to Acquire Exelis

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

Himawari Imager Captures Detailed Weather Images

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

Exelis, Airbus Defence and Space Modernize the Way Data Is Discovered

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

Japanese Weather Satellite Set to Launch First Exelis Advanced Imager

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

Airbus Defence and Space, Exelis Partner to Provide ENVI Users Integrated Access to Imagery and Services

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

NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder Instrument for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

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

Second Exelis High-Resolution Imager for GOES-R Weather Satellite Finishes Environmental Testing

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.

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