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Friday March 10, 2000

ITT Industries Awarded Army Contract for Helicopter Self-Protection

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., USA ( ITT Industries Press Release ) - ITT Industries' Avionics Division has been awarded a $7.5 million contract from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Eustis, Virginia, for the production of 31 High Power Remote Transmitters (HPRTs). This is a follow-on award to an earlier contract received in 1998.

The HPRT was designed and developed by ITT Industries to provide Army Special Operations helicopters with electronic protection required against advanced RF threats encountered in today's conflict zones. The HPRTs are being installed on the Special Operations MH-47E and MH-60K helicopters to operate in conjunction with the ITT developed ALQ-136A(V)2 pulse jammer and Northrop Grumman ALQ-162 continuous wave jammer. This suite of countermeasures will provide the Army Special Operations fleet with a new degree of self-protection.

The HPRT is designed for compatibility with the Army's next-generation suite of countermeasures, the AN/ALQ-211 SIRFC. The SIRFC system, under contract with ITT Industries, is planned to replace the Army's existing legacy aircraft survivability equipment (ASE) and will provide aircrews with the most advanced threat warning, situational awareness and self-protection capabilities against modern and emerging threats.

ITT Industries, Inc. (http://www.ittind.com) is a global engineering and manufacturing company with leading positions in the markets it serves. The company reported 1999 sales of $4.6 billion from its four segments: Connectors and Switches, Defense Products and Services, Pumps and Complementary Products, and Specialty Products.
Headquartered in White Plains, New York, ITT Industries employs approximately 37,000 people around the world. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.

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