You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.


  • State on forefront of CPA training
    If you want to find the latest trends in food, fashion or fitness, head to the coasts.
  • China's big gamblers lured from troubled Macau
    HONG KONG – China’s high-spending gamblers are looking to bet outside Macau amid a government assault on corruption and extravagance, and that’s boosting casinos from the Philippines to the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Alibaba a symbol of China's tech giants
    BEIJING – Alibaba Group’s U.S. stock offering is a wake-up call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China’s state-dominated economy.

ITT Exelis gets $11.6 million international contract

ITT Exelis today announced it has signed an $11.6 million commercial contract to provide communications equipment to an international customer. The work, for an undisclosed buyer, will take place in Fort Wayne.

The order is for SpearNet UHF radios that can be mounted in vehicles, radios that can be worn by soldiers, accessories and spare parts. The portable equipment provides large amounts of voice, data and video communications over a specialized network.

ITT Exelis recently has improved the system’s reliability and its ability to transmit large amounts of data by greatly increasing its data transfer rate.

The McLean, Va.-based manufacturer is a diversified global aerospace, defense and information technology company. As of January, ITT Exelis employed about 1,015 locally in its tactical communications operation and about 440 in its Fort Wayne space-related operation.