ITT Exelis has been awarded a contract to provide a crucial link in the Aireon space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) network that is being developed to allow surveillance coverage of remote airspace. Under the $42 million contract, Exelis will provide the ADS-B data processing and distribution component for the Aireon network. Aireon is a joint venture between Iridium Communications and Nav Canada, and will rely on a constellation of satellites rather than ...

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