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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace Delivers Antennas For Next-Generation GPS III Satellites 3 through 6 — Press Release

CARPINTERIA, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing its support for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered 32 self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas for the third, fourth, fifth and sixth GPS III satellites.

The company’s Astro Aerospace strategic business unit delivered the antennas to Lockheed Martin, which leads the industry team developing GPS III satellites in Littleton, Colo. Once installed, eight JIB antennas on each GPS III satellite will deploy to form an RF antenna array.

This is the delivery of the first 32 antennas supporting the third through sixth GPS III space vehicles out of 48 total antennas on order for GPS III space vehicles three through eight. Sixteen more JIB antennas will be delivered in early 2014, according to Dan Johansen, Astro Aerospace Program Manager.

“Astro Aerospace has delivered more than 1,000 JIB assemblies altogether for GPS IIF, GPS IIR and GPS III spacecraft, all with a 100 percent on orbit success rate,” said Johansen. “The antennas we supply are designed to help Lockheed Martin and the Air Force meet affordability and mission assurance goals for the next generation of GPS satellites.”

The GPS III program will affordably replace aging GPS satellites, while improving capability to meet the evolving demands of military, commercial and civilian users. GPS III satellites will deliver three times better accuracy; provide up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities; and include enhancements which extend spacecraft life 25 percent further than the prior GPS block. The GPS III also will carry a new civil signal designed to be interoperable with other international global navigation satellite systems, enhancing civilian user connectivity.

The JIB antenna is a stored energy monopole that deploys typically in 200 milliseconds. The stowed package is one of the smallest available and most compact for a deployable antenna of a given size. The unit is adaptable and comes in diameters from 0.25″ up to 2″ for impedance matching and in lengths from 12 inches to 25 feet.

Astro Aerospace, a pioneer of space deployable structure technologies, has a perfect record of on-orbit deployments since it was founded in 1958. Having delivered hardware for hundreds of spaceflight missions, it operates under the Aerospace Products group that offers a broad set of mature, proven and affordable products and services. For additional information about Astro Aerospace please visit www.northropgrumman.com/AerospaceProducts

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Production Contract to Supply Navigation Lights Shapes and Sounds System for Next-Generation U.K. Aircraft Carriers — Press Release

Northrop Grumman Awarded Production Contract to Supply Navigation Lights Shapes and Sounds System for Next-Generation U.K. Aircraft Carriers

LONDON, October 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ —

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has signed a full production contract for the Navigation Lights Shapes and Sounds (NLSS) signaling system for the Royal Navy’s next-generation Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. The contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, an industrial alliance between the UK Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems Surface Ships, BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies, Babcock Marine and Thales Naval.

Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit will build and deliver the complete NLSS system for the new aircraft carriers. The system has been designed by Northrop Grumman together with its technology partner Oxley Developments and includes an innovative solution for navigation and signal lights plus control of ships’ audible signaling equipment.

The system includes 47 lights utilizing state-of-the-art LED technology to ensure that it is night vision-friendly. This reduction in interference with night vision systems, coupled with an increase in service life, operational redundancy and survivability, were the key factors in the choice of LED technology.

“This innovative approach will meet the carrier’s navigation light and sound system requirements efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Alan Dix, managing director of Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. “Our proven automation technology will last longer and be more redundant.”

The NLSS control system is based upon Northrop Grumman’s standard products using network-based Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) industrial automation technology. International regulation and signaling requirements are met in the NLSS by using pre-programmed commands from touch screen workstations with full status and diagnostic indication.

Deliveries will commence in 2012 as Northrop Grumman has already completed the initial design phase of the contract.

Northrop Grumman is already delivering the Integrated Navigation Bridge System, Inertial Navigation System, Navigation Data Distribution System and the Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS). Based on the company’s advanced VisionMaster FT(TM) ship navigation technology, WECDIS will integrate all the ship’s navigation sensors and systems into a modern, efficient, ergonomic network of multifunction workstations to meet operational requirements.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is a business unit of Northrop Grumman’s Naval and Marine Systems Division. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., and with major engineering and support offices in New Malden, United Kingdom, and Hamburg, Germany, it provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry with customer service and support through offices in 16 countries, sales representatives in 47 countries and authorized service depots in more than 250 locations worldwide.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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Exostar to Deliver Enhanced Authentication to Supplier Portal for Northrop Grumman Corporation

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HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northrop Grumman secures access to its OASIS supplier portal with a cloud-based, two-factor authentication solution from Exostar. Suppliers globally will require MLOA HW certs issued by Exostar’s FIS.



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Teledyne Wins $9 Million Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules Manufacturing Contract

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $9 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to manufacture four Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Gun Mission Modules (GMM). Teledyne Brown will manufacture each of the modules and assemble and test them at the company’s Huntsville manufacturing facility. Each module will be equipped with a 30



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BAE Systems Adds Northrop Grumman to Its JLTV Team

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ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems announced today it has added Northrop Grumman Corporation to its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) team. The team currently consists of BAE Systems, Navistar Defense and Meritor Defense (formerly ArvinMeritor). Northrop Grumman will serve as the C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) lead, responsible for the integration of command and control hardware and software, computers and communicat



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CPI Aero Awarded $4 Million Order for E-2D Seats from Northrop Grumman Corporation

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EDGEWOOD, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE Amex: CVU) announced today it has received a purchase order to manufacture seats for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) valued at approximately $4 million. There are a total of five seats in three different designs in an E-2D; one for the pilot, one for the co-pilot and three seats for the crew members. The period of performance is through 2013 with first delivery scheduled



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CPI Aero Awarded $1.15 Million Order from Northrop Grumman Corporation to Support U.S. Navy’s ALMDS Program

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EDGEWOOD, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE Amex: CVU) announced today that it was awarded a contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation to manufacture pod structural housings for the airborne-laser mine-detection system (“ALMDS”). CPI Aero will begin work immediately and deliveries will occur from November 2011 through February 2012. On September 29, 2010, NGC received a contract from the US Navy for Low Rate Initial Production Phase III (LRIP 3) for ALMDS. ALMDS



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TASC, Inc. to Support TSA’s $350 Million Test and Evaluation (TESS) Program — Press Release

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TASC, Inc. to Support TSA’s $350 Million Test and Evaluation (TESS) Program

First Task Order Award Valued at $4 Million

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CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 9, 2010

CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded TASC, Inc. the first task order under its $350 million Test and Evaluation Support Services (TESS) program. Under the contract, TASC will be responsible for testing and evaluating TSA equipment and operations at many locations across the United States. This first TESS contract is valued at nearly $4.1 million for a six-month period of performance.

The scope of the contract covers a range of advanced engineering services, including modeling and simulation as well as comprehensive planning, analysis, testing and evaluation. TASC will test and evaluate technologies in laboratory, simulated and field environments.

“For more than a decade, TASC has supported the federal government’s transportation security efforts,” says Pamela Drew, vice president of Enterprise Systems at TASC. “We look forward to this next phase in our partnership with TSA and other homeland security agencies.”

TSA selected TASC to compete for task orders under the TESS indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The IDIQ has a ceiling value of $350 million for all awardees.

About TASC

Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc. is a leading, non-conflicted provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. A unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation from 2001 to 2009, TASC became an independent company in December 2009. With 5,000 employees in 38 locations, TASC generates more than $1.6 billion in annual revenue. For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at www.tasc.com.

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CSC Wins $50 Million Department of Defense Subcontract for Analytics Modernization

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FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CSC announced today that Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), of Los Angeles, Calif., awarded the company a subcontract to provide analytics modernization services to the Department of Defense.



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Northrop Grumman to Supply High Accuracy Inertial Measurement Units for Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3A — Press Release

Northrop Grumman to Supply High Accuracy Inertial Measurement Units for Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3A

FREIBURG, Germany, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by EADS Defence & Security, through its Military Air Systems business unit, to deliver 88 inertial measurement units (IMU) for Tranche 3A of the Eurofighter Typhoon.

The IMUs, which provide motion data for the aircraft, will be built by the company’s German navigation systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF, which also provided IMUs for Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 of the aircraft.

“Northrop Grumman’s IMU has consistently demonstrated outstanding performance in flight,” said Norbert Sandner, director of marketing and sales for Northrop Grumman LITEF. “The combination of high accuracy, high reliability, and state-of-the-art technology make our airborne flight control sensor system the ideal choice for this very dynamic aircraft environment.”

Developed as part of the flight control system of the Eurofighter Tycoon, the IMU system, with its highly accurate inertial sensors and built-in redundancy, is the sole sensor which measures the motion of the aircraft and continuously provides motion data to the flight control computer to drive the control systems and actuators. This closed control loop stabilization system enables the aircraft to perform with extreme agility as well as a high degree of maneuverability, ensuring it can operate to the maximum of its capability and to the limit of its flight envelope. In a secondary function, the IMU provides backup navigation data.

More than 400 Northrop Grumman LITEF IMUs have been delivered and are already in service on the Eurofighter in Germany, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Austria and Saudi Arabia.

Northrop Grumman LITEF is a leading supplier of inertial sensors, inertial reference and inertial navigation systems and computers with products deployed in more than 30 countries in aircraft, naval and ground mobile applications worldwide.

Northrop Grumman has a well-established presence in Europe and operates from locations in France, Germany, Italy and Norway, providing navigation, air traffic control and postal automation systems. In the UK, Northrop Grumman operates from nine primary locations and provides avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, robotics, C4ISR solutions and mission planning, cyber security, aircraft whole life support, IT systems and software development.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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General Physics Awarded Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Task Order

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ELKRIDGE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), announced today that its Homeland Security and Emergency Management group was recently awarded Homeland Security training and exercise work by Northrop Grumman Corporation under a task order with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Exercise Division (NED). GP is one of several subcontractors support



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TASC, Inc. Wins SeaPort-e IDIQ Contract from Naval Sea Systems Command — Press Release

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TASC, Inc. Wins SeaPort-e IDIQ Contract from Naval Sea Systems Command

CHANTILLY, Va., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ — TASC, Inc. has been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) SeaPort-e contract from Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Under this new contract, TASC and its partners are eligible to deliver a full range of research, development and management services to NAVSEA at Marine and Navy sites across the United States.

“The TASC team is comprised of seasoned engineers and scientists who have supported NAVSEA for many years,” says Pat Talty, vice president of Mission Engineering at TASC. “We are proud and pleased to continue our longstanding association with the U.S. Navy.” The TASC SeaPort-e team served on Northrop Grumman Corporation’s SeaPort-e team before the two companies separated in 2009.

TASC successfully bid in 22 functional areas including support in quality assurance; information assurance and information technology; in-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout support; and measurement facilities, range and instrumentation support.

“NAVSEA’s mission is complex and vitally important to our nation’s security,” says Talty. “We are confident TASC has the team and capabilities to support it.”

About TASC

Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc. is the leading, non-conflicted provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. A unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation from 2001 to 2009, TASC became an independent company in December 2009. With 5,000 employees in 38 locations, TASC generates more than $1.6 billion in annual revenue. For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at www.tasc.com.

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Northrop Grumman Block 40 Global Hawk Successfully Completes Major Flight Test Milestone

Northrop Grumman Block 40 Global Hawk Successfully Completes Major Flight Test Milestone
July 19, 2010

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) first Block 40 RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed envelope expansion flights, just six months after conducting its first flight. The Block 40 aircraft will be equipped with the high performance Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) sensor and is the first of 22 Block 40 Global Hawks assigned to Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota.

A photo accompanying this release is available.

The company also delivered on time the first development test MP-RTIP sensor to Edwards AFB for integration on the aircraft. The MP-RTIP sensor has completed radar system level performance verification on a surrogate aircraft, and will be integrated into AF-18, a Block 40 Global Hawk aircraft, for operational evaluation.

"The MP-RTIP-equipped Global Hawk illustrates Northrop Grumman's unique ability to create a system that will provide game-changing situational awareness for our warfighters with its unprecedented capability to detect, track and identify stationary and moving targets," said Duke Dufresne, vice president of the Strike and Surveillance Systems division of Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "Our next step is to finalize sensor integration with the airframe and conduct the first flight of the full Block 40 system later this year."

"The MP-RTIP sensor has proven to perform above and beyond expectations," said George Vardoulakis, Northrop Grumman vice president of MP-RTIP. "The superior technology of the MP-RTIP will prove to be an invaluable resource to the warfighter."

Global Hawk's range, endurance and large payload capabilities are well suited to provide persistent surveillance with MP-RTIP. Flying at altitudes up to 60,000 feet for more than 32 hours per sortie at speeds approaching 340 knots, the MP-RTIP-equipped Block 40 Global Hawk can persistently see through most types of weather, day or night. As the world's first fully autonomous HALE UAS, Global Hawk is the platform of choice for a wide variety of sensors, foreign and domestic, meeting the global need for persistent ISR.

Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the Global Hawk and MP-RTIP programs and continues to move these technologies forward under the stewardship of the Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and the Electronic Systems Center, located at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Northrop Grumman's Norwalk, Conn., facility is the principal MP-RTIP radar developer along with principal subcontractor, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, Calif.

Northrop Grumman is also the prime contractor for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (NATO AGS) system, in development at the Melbourne, Florida facility of the Aerospace Systems Battle Management & Engagement Systems division, in which the Block 40 RQ-4 is a key component.

Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk program is based at its Aerospace Systems' Unmanned Systems Development Center in San Diego. The company performs Global Hawk sub-assembly work at its Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Miss., and final assembly at its Antelope Valley Manufacturing Center in Palmdale, Calif.

The principal Global Hawk industry team includes: Aurora Flight Sciences, Bridgeport, West Va. (V-tail assembly and other composite structures); L-3 Communications, Salt Lake City (communication system); Raytheon Company, Waltham, Mass. (ground station); Rolls-Royce Corporation, Indianapolis (engine); and Vought Aircraft Industries, Dallas (wing).

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Northrop Grumman Signs Teaming Agreement With Astronautics Corporation of America for F-5 Worldwide Sustainment and Life Cycle Logistics

Northrop Grumman Signs Teaming Agreement With Astronautics Corporation of America for F-5 Worldwide Sustainment and Life Cycle Logistics
July 20, 2010

HERNDON, Va. - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee, have signed an agreement to provide worldwide sustainment and life cycle logistics as an effort to offer a broad capability to countries flying the F-5 Tiger aircraft.

Astronautics joins the F-5 Worldwide Sustainment Team, which includes Northrop Grumman Technical Services and RUAG Aviation, Emmen, Switzerland. Under the terms of the agreements, the team will market F-5 aftermarket support, modifications and upgrade programs to countries flying the aircraft.

"With the addition of Astronautics, there is no doubt that the team we've assembled is the ultimate 'Tiger' team," said Tom Vice, corporate vice president and president Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "The countries flying the F-5 can only benefit from the coming together of these three companies, and we look forward to working shoulder to shoulder with our customers across the globe."

Northrop Grumman is the original equipment manufacturer of the F-5 and has more than 40 years experience with the program.

"This team not only has the requisite past performance and unparalleled knowledge of the F-5, but it also has unrivaled access to parts, extensive knowledge of maintenance and modification of the aircraft, and cutting edge technology with F-5 avionics and electronics systems," said Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Technical Services Integrated Logistics and Modifications Division.

"Northrop Grumman and Astronautics have teamed since the F-5 became operational," said Dan Wade, vice president of business development for Astronautics. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Northrop Grumman and our support of the F-5 throughout the life of the aircraft. The capabilities of our team will enable the F-5 aircraft to remain a viable and versatile platform for many years to come."

Astronautics Corporation of America has an extensive history of developing and providing long term support for modular avionics systems specifically for aircraft in the role of fighter or as lead-in trainers. As the world's largest producer of primary flight instruments and flight director systems, Astronautics has provide this equipment for all versions of the F-5 for almost 50 years, including the T-38 derivative.

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Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstration Satellites Observe June 28 THAAD Intercept Flight Test

Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstration Satellites Observe June 28 THAAD Intercept Flight Test
July 19, 2010

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii – The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) built Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration program satellites participated in a test of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on June 28 in the most thorough indication yet of the space-based sensor's capabilities.

The STSS Demonstration satellites detected the launch of a threat-representative missile and relayed trajectory data to Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) ground stations. The STSS satellites acquired and tracked the missile as anticipated.

This was the third time that STSS successfully observed a missile launch and passed data to the system's ground station. On June 6, STSS successfully detected and tracked a two-stage MDA Ground-Based Interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. On June 16, STSS detected and tracked the 200th scheduled test launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), also from Vandenberg AFB.

"The consistent performance of the STSS Demonstration satellites during the past three tests generates increased confidence in the system as well as the effectiveness of the future space sensor layer required for successful ballistic missile defense," said Gabe Watson, vice president of missile defense and missile warning programs for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector.

The Missile Defense Agency is pursuing the STSS Demonstration program as a space-based sensor component of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The STSS satellites will provide missile defense sensor risk reduction concepts to support development and fielding of a future missile defense operational satellite constellation.


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Northrop Grumman Completes Delivery of Upgraded U.S. Navy Targets

Northrop Grumman Completes Delivery of Upgraded U.S. Navy Targets

Retrofit Adds Functionality, Service Life to Older Unmanned Training Systems

SAN DIEGO – Some of the oldest aerial targets in the U.S. Navy's inventory can now be used for some of the service's most advanced training missions thanks to the recent on-schedule completion of an avionics upgrade of those targets by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC).

In late June, the company completed deliveries to the Navy of 25 BQM-34S Firebee aerial targets, each one retrofitted with modern avionics hardware from the service's primary target system, the Northrop Grumman-produced BQM-74E. As part of this Avionics Upgrade program, Northrop Grumman also provided updated operational flight program software, training of Navy personnel and flight test support.

"This upgrade program converted 25 targets that were nearly obsolete into state-of-the-art systems that will meet the Navy's most critical training system requirements for many years to come," said Hans Dall, program manager of the BQM-34 Targets Program for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "The BQM-34Ss can be operated with the Standard Navy Target Control command and control system, and will allow the Navy to carry larger payloads than the BQM-74E in a system that delivers the proven performance of the BQM-74E."

Aerial targets are unmanned, aircraft-like systems used by the military to simulate tactical threats posed by enemy aircraft and missiles. They are typically used to test and evaluate surface ship defensive weapons systems or to train pilots in air-to-air combat techniques.

According to Dall, the new avionics and software added to the BQM-34Ss give the targets fully autonomous waypoint navigation and an improved ability to perform intricate maneuvers at extremely low altitudes.

"The BQM-34S Avionics Upgrade program is a great example of Northrop Grumman's expertise in migrating the capabilities of one unmanned system to another unmanned platform using proven hardware technology and only minor software changes," said Steve Mastin, director of target programs for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector.

As another example, Mastin cited the company's current work with Bell Helicopter developing and flight testing a new medium range vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) called Fire-X. Fire-X will integrate the proven unmanned systems architecture of the Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout VUAS with the mature, FAA-certified Bell 407 airframe. Northrop Grumman is the Navy's prime contractor for Fire Scout.

The BQM-34 Firebee is a versatile, highly reliable aerial target with a top speed of Mach 0.97, and an operational altitude envelope ranging from 10 feet above the sea surface to 60,000 feet. It can perform seven-g turns while maintaining high airspeeds for realistic threat presentations. It features a modular, robust design; large internal and external payload capacity; and abundant electrical power, allowing it to support a variety of specialized target and tactical unmanned aerial vehicle missions. It has been in service with the U.S. military for more than five decades.


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Northrop Grumman Delivers AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System Operational Software for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

Northrop Grumman Delivers AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System Operational Software for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
July 21, 2010

BALTIMORE - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the delivery of the operational software package for the AN/AAQ-37 Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (EO-DAS) to Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) for integration into the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

"EO-DAS is the first capability of its kind, providing pilots with unprecedented full, 360-degree, situational awareness around an aircraft," said Mark Rossi, Northrop Grumman program development director for the Joint Strike Fighter radar and Electro Optical Distributed Aperture System. "This software delivery represents the final, full-performance, operational flight program-approved version, following an in-depth, eight-year product development and test phase. This delivery marks the critical first step in a series of milestones that will provide the warfighter with the most game-changing technologies available in the avionics industry."

Since 2005, Northrop Grumman has flown the DAS on its BAC 1-11 test bed aircraft verifying performance requirements. DAS is currently undergoing integration and testing at Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems Integration Laboratory in Fort Worth. Following system integration, EO-DAS will fly on Lockheed Martin's Cooperative Avionics Test Bed (CATB) and eventually on an actual F-35 in accordance with Lockheed Martin's scheduled flight plan.

The AN/AAQ-37 DAS is a high resolution omnidirectional infrared sensor system that provides advanced spherical situational awareness capability, including missile and aircraft detection, track and warning capabilities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. DAS also gives a pilot 360-degree spherical day/night vision capability, with the capability of seeing through the floor of the aircraft. Northrop Grumman is now exploring how the existing DAS technology could assist in several additional mission areas, including ballistic missile defense and irregular warfare operations.

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Northrop Grumman, CyberPatriot Team Honored With Air Force Association’s 2010 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award

Northrop Grumman, CyberPatriot Team Honored With Air Force Association's 2010 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award
July 14, 2010

MCLEAN, Va. – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been honored with the Air Force Association's (AFA) 2010 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award, recognizing contributions to the field of aerospace education, for its role as presenting sponsor of CyberPatriot.

The award will be presented at the AFA Air and Space Conference in National Harbor, Md. on Sept. 14, 2010.

"We are proud of our entire CyberPatriot team, and appreciate Northrop Grumman for their support of CyberPatriot and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education," said Joe Sutter, Chairman of the Board for AFA. "The Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award recognizes AFA's strong commitment to education and we are honored to have Northrop Grumman share our vision for this important cyber education initiative."

CyberPatriot is the national high school cyber defense competition designed to excite, educate, and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders. Northrop Grumman announced in May 2010 that it would be the presenting sponsor of CyberPatriot III, investing time and resources over the 2010-2011 school year to assist in coaching teams and mentoring students. The company's involvement in CyberPatriot will contribute to building a talent base in the cybersecurity field that will ultimately ensure the country's future cyber protection.

"Northrop Grumman is honored to receive the Vandenberg Award," said Linda Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "We are committed to supporting STEM and as a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions we believe it is our responsibility to help build the pipeline of qualified cyber professionals."

Established in 1948, the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award is one of the Air Force Association's top awards. It is given in recognition of the most outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace education.

Northrop Grumman is actively engaged in supporting cybersecurity education, training and technology. In addition to sponsoring CyberPatriot, the company has formed a Cybersecurity Research Consortium, an industry/academia partnership addressing the cybersecurity challenges of the future and is a co-sponsor of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

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Northrop Grumman Elects Sid Ashworth Corporate Vice President of Government Relations

Northrop Grumman Elects Sid Ashworth Corporate Vice President of Government Relations
July 14, 2010

LOS ANGELES -Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that its board of directors has elected Sid Ashworth corporate vice president of Government Relations, effective August 16, 2010. In her new role Ashworth will be responsible for maintaining effective relations between the company and the U.S. government. She will report to Wes Bush, the company's chief executive officer and president, and become a member of the company's Corporate Policy Council.

"We are pleased to welcome Sid Ashworth to our senior management team," Bush said. "Her extensive legislative and executive branch expertise, including many years as a professional staff member with the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations and as a civilian in the Department of the Army, are well suited to her new role. We look forward to working with her as we drive to improve performance and deliver value for our shareholders, customers and employees."

A photo accompanying this release is available

Ashworth joins Northrop Grumman from GE Aviation, where she is vice president of its Washington Operations. Prior to joining GE Aviation, she was principal of the Ashworth Group.

Ashworth has more than 25 years experience in the legislative and executive government branches, including 14 years as a professional staff member with the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. She also served as staff director of the Defense Subcommittee and staff director of the Military Construction Subcommittee. During Ashworth's tenure with the Defense Subcommittee, she was responsible for formulating funding and legislation recommendations for defense and intelligence spending in excess of $600 billion annually. She also worked as a civilian in the Department of the Army and was focused on resource management, force structure and strategy.

Ashworth earned a master's degree in business administration from Campbell University and a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Maryland. Additionally, she was a Senior Executive Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and serves as a senior advisor with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned System Successfully Completes Testing Under Extreme Environmental Conditions

Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned System Successfully Completes Testing Under Extreme Environmental Conditions
July 14, 2010

Field Trials Add Momentum to System Readiness for Domestic, International Evaluation

ABU DHABI, UAE - With the support of the United States Navy, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and its industry partners (Sikorsky/Schweizer, Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, FLIR Systems, Cubic, Kearfott, Rockwell-Collins, General Electric, Sierra Nevada, Telephonics, and L-3 Communications) today successfully completed a rigorous set of flight demonstrations of the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) in the United Arab Emirates under extreme environmental conditions.

A social media version of this news release, which includes key facts, quotes, photos, video clip and other relevant links and information can be found at http://www.irconnect.com/noc/press/pages/news_releases.html?d=196314

The test flights were conducted in early July over a ten day period in the United Arab Emirates. They validated Fire Scout's steady system maturation and helped signal its readiness for the U.S. Navy's upcoming Operational Evaluation of the system, planned for late 2010 aboard the USS Halyburton (FFG-40).

"We welcome Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy to the UAE for continued testing of the Fire Scout," said Ali Al Yafei of ADASI (Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investment). "As a VUAS, Fire Scout has many unique capabilities to offer and we're looking forward to reviewing the results of this in-country testing."

The Fire Scout demonstrations included numerous takeoffs and landings in hot, windy and sandy conditions in temperatures as high as 47 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit). The VUAS also conducted various test flights at altitudes up to 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) . These demonstration missions included non-line-of-sight operations that showcased Fire Scout's ability to operate autonomously in remote locations, and its FLIR Systems electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensing capabilities used to locate and acquire targets.

Video imagery from the testing was presented today at a post-testing event to an audience of interested multi-national government agencies, and domestic and international media. The imagery, a compilation of video produced by Fire Scout's sensors during field trials, demonstrated the VUAS's real-time imagery-transmission capability, a vital element of the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions it performs for military forces.

"Today's demonstration was very impressive and reinforces the continued maturation of the Fire Scout system and its capabilities," said John Brooks, president of Northrop Grumman International Inc. "Northrop Grumman thanks the UAE for being such a gracious host and offering us the opportunity to test Fire Scout in the extreme heat of summer. The UAE represents an important partnership for Northrop Grumman and our customers internationally demand the best. We are committed to continuing to meet and exceed their expectations."

The only U.S. Department of Defense VUAS program of record, Fire Scout is a mature, flexible and reliable system whose capabilities can serve as a true force multiplier.

"The capabilities that Fire Scout delivers to warfighters really stood out today," said Duke Dufresne, sector vice president and general manager for the Strike and Surveillance Systems Division of Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "It's clear from this demonstration that Fire Scout can do exactly what it's designed to do: extend the range at which we can gather crucial information during peacekeeping or wartime missions."

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Northrop Grumman to Consolidate Gulf Coast Shipyards and Explore Strategic Alternatives for Shipbuilding Business

Northrop Grumman to Consolidate Gulf Coast Shipyards and Explore Strategic Alternatives for Shipbuilding Business
July 13, 2010

- Future Gulf Coast Ship Construction to be Consolidated in Mississippi Facilities

- Ship Construction at Avondale Facility to Wind Down in 2013

- Company will also Explore Strategic Alternatives for Entire Shipbuilding Business

- Company to Record an Estimated Q2 2010 Pre-tax Shipbuilding Charge of $113 Million Related to the Consolidation

- Q2 2010 Financial Results will also Include a $296 Million Tax Benefit Unrelated to the Shipbuilding Decisions

- Net Impact of Tax Benefit and Shipbuilding Charge to Increase Q2 2010 Earnings from Continuing Operations by About $0.73 per Diluted Share

- 2010 Guidance to be Updated with Announcement of Q2 2010 Financial Results on July 29

LOS ANGELES, - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced today plans to consolidate its Gulf Coast shipbuilding operations and explore strategic alternatives for its Shipbuilding business. As a result of the Gulf Coast consolidation, the company will recognize an estimated pre-tax charge of $113 million in the second quarter of 2010. In addition, as previously disclosed, in the second quarter of 2010, the company will record a tax benefit of $296 million related to the final settlement with the Internal Revenue Service of tax returns for the years 2004 through 2006. The net impact of the charge and the tax benefit will increase second quarter 2010 earnings from continuing operations by about $0.73 per share. Neither of these items is reflected in the financial guidance the company provided on April 28, 2010.

Consolidation Actions

"Our decision to consolidate the Gulf Coast facilities is driven by the need for rationalization of the shipbuilding industrial base to better align with the projected needs of our customers. The consolidation will reduce future costs, increase efficiency, and address shipbuilding overcapacity. This difficult, but necessary decision will ensure long-term improvement in Gulf Coast program performance, cost competitiveness and quality," said Wes Bush, chief executive officer and president.

"We are extremely proud of our Avondale shipbuilders and their dedicated contributions to our company and our nation. We will work with federal, state and local officials and others to explore alternate uses for Avondale as the last two ships under construction reach completion," said Bush.

The consolidation of Gulf Coast ship construction is the next step in the company's efforts to improve performance and efficiency at its Gulf Coast shipyards, which began with the integration of its shipbuilding operations in early 2008. Since that time, Gulf Coast organization and leadership, operating systems, program execution, risk management, engineering, and quality have been the focus of intense improvement efforts. Consolidating new ship construction on the Gulf Coast in one shipyard will position Shipbuilding to achieve additional performance improvement and efficiency over the long term. Ship construction at Avondale will wind down in 2013. Future LPD-class ships will be built in a single production line at the company's Pascagoula, Miss. facility. The company anticipates some opportunities in Pascagoula for Avondale shipbuilders who wish to relocate.

Strategic Alternatives

"Our decision to explore strategic alternatives for Shipbuilding is the result of a portfolio assessment to determine how to best serve our shareholders, customers, and employees. The performance improvement initiatives underway in our Gulf Coast operations will be further enhanced by the facilities consolidation. Recognizing our company's long-term strategic priorities, we foresee little synergy between Shipbuilding and our other businesses. It is now appropriate to explore separating Shipbuilding from Northrop Grumman," said Bush.

The company will evaluate whether a separation of Shipbuilding would be in the best interests of shareholders, customers and employees by allowing both the company and Shipbuilding to more effectively pursue their respective opportunities to maximize long-term value. Strategic alternatives for the Shipbuilding business include, but are not limited to, a spin-off to Northrop Grumman shareholders. The company has engaged Credit Suisse as its lead financial advisor. The company is also being advised by Perella Weinberg Partners.

Financial Impacts

As a result of the consolidation, the company expects higher costs to complete ships currently under construction in Avondale due to anticipated reductions in productivity and, as a result, is increasing the estimates to complete LPDs 23 and 25 by approximately $210 million. Of this amount $113 million will be recognized as a one-time, pre-tax cumulative charge to Shipbuilding's second quarter 2010 operating income. The balance will be recognized as lower margin in future periods, principally on the LPD 25. The company also anticipates that it will incur substantial restructuring and facilities shutdown-related costs including, but not limited to, severance, relocation expense, and asset write-downs. These costs are expected to be allowable expenses under government accounting standards and recoverable in future years under the company's contracts. The company estimates that these restructuring costs will be more than offset by future savings expected to be generated by the consolidation.

Northrop Grumman will webcast a conference call to discuss today's announcement at 10:30 a.m. EDT tomorrow. A live audio broadcast of the conference call will be available on the investor relations page of the company's Web site at http://www.northropgrumman.com. Replays of the call will be available on the Web site for a limited period of time.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

Statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "explore," "believe," "estimate," "guidance" and similar expressions generally identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially due to factors such as: timing and execution of the Gulf Coast consolidation described in this release; execution of any strategic alternative for the Shipbuilding business; the effect of economic conditions in the United States and globally; access to capital; future sales and cash flows; timing of cash receipts; effective tax rates and timing and amounts of tax payments; returns on pension plan assets, interest and discount rates and other changes that may impact pension plan assumptions; retiree medical expense; the outcome of litigation, claims, audits, appeals, bid protests and investigations; hurricane and earthquake-related insurance coverage and recoveries; costs of environmental remediation; our relationships with labor unions; availability and retention of qualified personnel; costs of capital investments; changes in organizational structure and reporting segments; risks associated with acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other business arrangements; possible impairments of goodwill or other intangible assets; effects of legislation, rulemaking, and changes in accounting, tax or defense procurement; changes in government and customer priorities and requirements (including, government budgetary constraints, shifts in defense spending, changes in import and export policies, changes in customer short-range and long-range plans); acquisition or termination of contracts; technical, operation or quality setbacks in contract performance; protection of intellectual property rights; risks associated with our nuclear operations; issues with, and financial viability of, key suppliers and subcontractors; availability of materials and supplies; controlling costs of fixed-price development programs; contractual performance relief and the application of cost sharing terms; allowability and allocability of costs under U.S. Government contracts; progress and acceptance of new products and technology; domestic and international competition; legal, financial and governmental risks related to international transactions; potential security threats, natural disasters and other disruptions not under our control; and other risk factors disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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Northrop Grumman-Led ICBM Prime Integration Team Participates in 200th Test Launch of a Minuteman III Missile

Northrop Grumman-Led ICBM Prime Integration Team Participates in 200th Test Launch of a Minuteman III Missile
July 12, 2010

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Prime Team, led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), participated in the 200th scheduled operational test launch of an ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Calif., on June 16, 2010.

Designated Glory Trip 200GM-1, the launch at 3:01 a.m. PDT marked more than 40 years of demonstrated accuracy, availability and reliability of Minuteman III on-alert deterrence.

The launch was supported by the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. It carried a single, inert reentry vehicle atop a fully modernized booster, guidance set and post-boost vehicle, all programs managed through the ICBM Prime Team. The missile traveled approximately 4,800 miles in about 30 minutes, hitting a target in the Ronald Reagan Test Site near Kwajalein Atoll in the western chain of the Marshall Islands.

"The Prime Team is proud to support the U.S. Air Force in its execution of this successful operational test launch program that continues to demonstrate the ongoing exceptional performance of the ICBM weapon system," said Tony Spehar, vice president and program manager for the ICBM Prime Integration Contract (IPIC).

"Minuteman III has been alert ready for nearly four decades. We help the Air Force ensure the weapon system remains a credible deterrent force now and far into the future," Spehar noted. "Each and every day, Prime Team personnel assist with collecting and evaluating data for every aspect of weapon system readiness. Flight tests are part of this ongoing assessment that ensures the ICBM force of 450 Minuteman missiles will continue to provide critical capabilities for deterrence of our adversaries and assurance for the United States and its allies."

Operational test launches assess and demonstrate the effectiveness of the weapon system. U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command and Twentieth Air Force make every effort to maximize the operational realism in the conduct of each flight test.

To meet this objective, the ICBM Prime Team delivers information regarding site selection for test assets and reviews flight test hardware configuration. Prime Team activities are performed before, during and after each ICBM test launch for the 526th ICBM Systems Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, which strives to obtain as much performance information as possible to analyze and evaluate the "health" of the Minuteman weapon system.

Flight testing of the Minuteman III began in August 1968 during the development of the missile. The first follow-on operational test launch, GT1GM, occurred on March 23, 1971, at Vandenberg AFB.

Northrop Grumman's ICBM Prime Integration Contract program is headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, and employs more than 700 people, including teammate and subcontractor personnel. The ICBM Prime Team includes three principal teammates – Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ATK and more than 20 subcontractors.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Air Force Mission Planning Enterprise Contract II

Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Air Force Mission Planning Enterprise Contract II
July 12, 2010

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) award from the U.S. Air Force to provide mission planning software systems and tools so that warfighters can quickly and effectively plan missions and transfer required data to aircraft avionics.

Northrop Grumman is one of five companies that received an award under the Mission Planning Enterprise Contract II from the Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. The companies will compete for delivery orders with a potential value of $919 million collectively over a five-year base period and five-year optional terms, making the potential period of performance 10 years.

For more than a decade, Northrop Grumman has played an important role in the development of advanced mission planning systems. The company’s open architecture approach to the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS), enhanced under the Mission Planning Enterprise Contract, provides third-party integrators with a robust capability to reconfigure, substitute, and extend application functionality. This has enabled common mission planning across services, platforms, weapons and sensors. Northrop Grumman also provided B-1 bomber planning capability, electronic warfare analysis tools and sensor performance prediction software.

“Our innovative approach to the Joint Mission Planning System has resulted in significantly reduced cost and increased interoperability,” said Mike Twyman, vice president of Integrated Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Systems for Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector. “We remain committed to working closely with our Air Force and Navy customers to bring faster, more reliable and more intuitive capabilities to the warfighter.”

The Naval Air Systems Command awarded the initial JMPS contract to Northrop Grumman (then Logicon) in 1999. In November 2004, the Air Force selected Northrop Grumman and four additional contractors for the first MPEC, with a goal of consolidating numerous mission planning contracts, saving time and money while also ensuring system interoperability.

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Northrop Grumman Selects Falls Church Location for New Corporate Office

Northrop Grumman Selects Falls Church Location for New Corporate Office
July 12, 2010

LOS ANGELES - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase an existing building located at 2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Va. as the new location for its corporate office, completing a comprehensive site selection process.

Northrop Grumman expects to initiate operations in the new corporate office facility in the summer of 2011 with employees from the company's Los Angeles and Arlington, Va. offices. The company currently employs approximately 40,000 people in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. region.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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Northrop Grumman to Provide Infrared Missile Warning Systems and Processors to the U.S. Navy for Heavy Lift Helicopter Fleets

Northrop Grumman to Provide Infrared Missile Warning Systems and Processors to the U.S. Navy for Heavy Lift Helicopter Fleets
July 8, 2010

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected to provide infrared missile warning systems (IRMWS) and processors to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in support of medium and heavy lift helicopter fleets. This equipment enables theater operations in areas previously denied due to threat conditions.

Under the terms of the $80 million contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver more than 450 IRMWS and 90 processors to NAVAIR beginning in May 2011 and concluding in the second quarter of 2013. This hardware, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman's Guardian laser transmitter assemblies and control indicator units delivered under the same U.S. Air Force indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, will complete the initial Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) installation requirements on 156 aircraft to provide infrared threat protection for U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E, CH-46E and CH-53D platforms.

"Your great team at Northrop Grumman is what gave us the trust and confidence from the very first briefing," said Maj. Gen. (select) Robert Walsh, former Commanding General, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward). "Our Marines in combat are seeing the benefits every day as I saw firsthand. It's a game changer from a commander's perspective."

"DoN LAIRCM is a tremendous example of the Navy's ability to quickly respond to evolving threat conditions in support of deployed forces," said Capt. Paul Overstreet, U.S. Navy DoN LAIRCM program manager.

"Protecting vulnerable, rotor-wing aircraft during this era of irregular warfare is paramount," said Carl Smith, vice president of infrared countermeasures for Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division. "Our system allows more versatility on the battlefield while helping to protect our men and women in uniform."

The only such laser-based aircraft protection system currently in production, Northrop Grumman's LAIRCM system is now installed or scheduled for installation on over 500 military aircraft including approximately 49 different fixed-wing transports and rotary-wing platforms. The system functions by automatically detecting a missile launch, determining if it is a threat, and activating a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile.

The Northrop Grumman LAIRCM system also forms the baseline for the company's Common Infrared Countermeasures offering for the upcoming U.S. Army competition to supply the Army with an advanced infrared countermeasures systems.


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