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ITT Exelis receives composite structures contract for missile

News International-French

18 Jul 2013

ITT Exelis received a contract in excess of $10 million for Lot 10 production of composite missile bodies and structures for the baseline and extended-range versions of Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM). 

Exelis will use its composite fabrication expertise in braiding, resin transfer mold and vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding to produce the complex structures. The combination of these processes provides automated, low-cost and high-quality structural parts. Exelis has built more than 1,500 missile bodies and structures in support of the JASSM program. 

Exelis Aerostructures will perform the manufacturing work in Salt Lake City, Utah and deliveries will be completed by June 2014.

JASSM is an autonomous, air-to-ground, precision-guided standoff missile designed to meet the needs of U.S. and allied warfighters. Lockheed Martin has assembled more than 1,200 JASSMs for testing and operational use toward a total objective of 4,900 missiles.

About ITT Exelis:
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and technical services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 19,900 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion.