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May 21st, 2014
Exelis Establishes Asia Pacific Headquarters and State-of-the-art Research and Development Facility in Melbourne

With this new facility, Exelis will expand its systems integration capabilities and will continue to support growing its local workforce. The new regional presence in Australia will ensure greater in-market resources to better meet evolving defense and security needs and provide in-country sustainment support. Additionally, it will further the company’s continued research and development of emerging  solutions in the areas of critical networks, ISR & analytics and electronic warfare for the global aerospace, defense and resource industries.

Exelis previously established a presence in Melbourne through the acquisition of C4i Pty. Ltd. in January 2013. From its new facility, this Exelis workforce will continue to support business pursuits globally with system deployments in over 30 countries. 

“The decision to establish our Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne was heavily influenced by the region’s robust engineering talent, growing market opportunities and the unwavering support from the Victorian Government,” said Exelis CEO and President David Melcher. “Paired with our more than 40 years of history serving the Australian market, this expansion represents our company’s continued commitment to growing our presence in the Asia Pacific region and our focus on international expansion.”

Minster for Manufacturing of the Victorian Government David Hodgett said, “Exelis’ decision to establish its headquarters here is yet another example of Victoria’s attractiveness as a destination of choice for North American companies seeking an Australian base to grow their businesses in the Asia Pacific region.”

About Exelis
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers.  We are a leader in positioning and navigation, sensors, air traffic management solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and information systems; and focused on strategic growth in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Exelis employs about 17,000 people and generated 2013 sales of $4.8 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.