MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT)
today announced it was awarded a
The period of performance for the initial contract is three years, with a
contract value of
"The ITT Team is proud to have been selected by the FAA as its partner in the establishment of this technology that will form the basis for the transformation of the air transportation system under the FAA's NextGen vision," said Steve Gaffney , president of ITT Defense. "ITT and its premier team of industry partners are committed to working with the FAA to ensure this NextGen cornerstone program delivers its full potential for enhanced National Airspace System safety, efficiency and capacity."
The ITT team includes its partners AT&T, Thales North America , WSI, SAIC, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Aerospace Engineering, Sunhillo, Comsearch, MCS of Tampa , Pragmatics, Washington Consulting Group, Aviation Communications and Surveillance Systems (ACSS), Sandia Aerospace and NCR Corporation.
The ITT team will work with the FAA to deploy a nationwide air traffic control surveillance network consisting of field radio sites, data processing centers, network operations centers, and equipment to enable delivery of surveillance data to air traffic control facilities. The deployed ADS-B surveillance network is designed to provide more accurate and rapidly updating position data using GPS to determine aircraft position. Other major benefits of the system include:
ITT brings more than 60 years of experience in providing civil and military air traffic control (ATC) systems, technology and support, including supplying GPS technology for ATC since the 1980s. Every GPS satellite launched features an ITT navigation payload.
For more information on the ITT ADS-B Team and access to imagery, go to: www.itt.com/adsb
For more information on the FAA's NextGen, go to: http://www.adsb.gov
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation (www.itt.com) supplies advanced technology products and
services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in the transport,
treatment and control of water, wastewater and other fluids. The company plays
a vital role in international security through its defense communications and
electronics products; space surveillance and intelligence systems; and
advanced engineering and related services. It also serves the growing leisure
marine and electronic components market with a wide range of products.
Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated
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