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ENVI software will provide advanced analytics to extract information from high resolution Skybox Imaging satellites

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Wednesday, December 18th 2013
ITT Exelis | Boulder, CO


ENVI software will provide advanced analytics to extract information from high resolution Skybox Imaging satellites

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 17, 2013 - Exelis (NYSE: XLS), will support data analysis of images from SkySat-1, the first in a planned constellation of 24 satellites from Skybox Imaging . Support for SkySat-1 will be available in the early 2014 release of the company’s ENVI image analysis software. The new sub-meter imaging satellites will make timely and valuable information about the Earth easily accessible to a wider range of end users for applications ranging from disaster response and resource management to national security and climate monitoring, among other things.

ENVI image analysis software 
is a core offering of the Exelis ISR and Analytics strategic growth platform, providing customers analytics in commercial, intelligence and tactical military applications. The high resolution SkySat-1 imagery, combined with the ability to extract useful information with ENVI not immediately discernible by the human eye, means imagery can be used outside of traditional applications.

“Our longstanding commitment at Exelis is to support new data types from sensors as soon as they are available, allowing people to effectively use geospatial data as a source of information,” said Richard Cooke, vice president and general manager of the Exelis geospatial intelligence solutions business. “With ENVI, Skybox imagery can support several industries, help identify features of interest from a large scene, detect geographic changes over a period of time or pinpoint the existence of specific materials present in an area of interest.”

The launch of SkySat-1 and the ENVI software support represents a movement worldwide toward leveraging imagery to solve problems faced by diverse commercial industries. Once used primarily for mapping, weather and military purposes, geospatial imagery is now used for more diverse problems such as disaster response, insurance fraud mitigation, urban and commercial planning, and mining productivity. 

“Having support for SkySat-1 in ENVI software solidifies our vision for this new generation of satellites,” said Matt Wood, Skybox senior director of enterprise solutions. “ENVI allows virtually anyone with access to a computer the opportunity to begin using SkySat-1 data to solve problems quickly and efficiently.”

About Skybox Imaging
Skybox Imaging empowers global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics. By combining the power of web technologies and a constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites, Skybox is generating a unique data source describing daily global activity with timely, accessible, sub-meter color imagery and high definition video of the Earth. Founded in 2009, Skybox Imaging is backed by leading venture firms and comprised of Internet and aerospace professionals. For more information, visit www.skybox.com.

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 timing and navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and information systems, logistics and technical services; and we are 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 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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