ITT Exelis wins $10M Navy contract for airborne minesweeping system

System has been used in every minesweeping operation since 1972

ITT Exelis has won a $10 million contract to provide an airborne minesweeping system to the U.S. Navy.

Specifically, the company will provide the system to the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division in Panama City, Fla.

The Exelis MK 105 Mod 4 system will provide reliability and performance improvements, enabling the Navy to better conduct high-speed, quick response airborne mine countermeasures missions for the next 10 years, the company said in a release.

ITT Exelis said that the system has been used in every major mine-clearance operation since its introduction to the U.S. Navy fleet in 1972.

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