ITT Exelis, in Colorado Springs, received a $160 million U.S. Army contract to provide information technology support and IT services to the U.S. Army in Europe, U.S. European Command  and U.S. Africa Command.

The operations, maintenance and supply in Europe was awarded by the U.S. Army contracting Command in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and includes the base period of six months and four one-year option periods. Exelis has already been performing the work.

“Providing IT services to our nation’s warfighters is vital,” said Ken Hunzeker, president of the Mission Systems division of ITT Exelis. “We have a proven record of solid performance, and this selection allows us to consider a long-standing tradition of exceptional IT support and related services to our European-based customers.”

Under the contract, the Mission Systems Division will provide IT operations, maintenance and logistics support to the Army’s 5th Signal Command and its subordinate units. Other military services, including the U.S. Army Cyber Command, NATO and the Missile Defense Agency, will also receive support.

The firm-fixed price, cost-plus-award fee contract requires support for the defense information infrastructure throughout the U.S. Army European Theater. It includes the global information grid, the Defense Red Switch Network, air traffic control and systems management and maintenance of American Forces Television.

Exelis is also responsible for operating the Army Europe Facility Control Office, performing information assurance and cyber security, and maintaining satellite communications terminals in deployed locations.