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SGA2012: ITT Exelis confirms first AIDEWS deal

14th February 2012 - 04:37 GMT | by Andrew White in Singapore

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ITT Exelis has reached 'final negotiations' for the first delivery of its internally-mounted Airborne Integrated Defence Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS) to Pakistan's air force, according to company officials.

Speaking to Shephard at the Singapore Airshow, ITT Exelis said an agreement with the air force had now been 'definitised' after almost two years of development. Officials blamed the prolonged timelines on bureaucratic issues.

Pakistan signed a $54 million contract with ITT Exelis for 18 AIDEWS and 4 pod shells. The air force already possesses AIDEWS- the internally carried version of the sensor- for their recently purchased Block 50 F-16 aircraft. The

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