Friday, June 12, 2009

Northrop Grumman Awarded A-10 Thunderbolt II Total Life-Cycle Program Support Contract

Northrop Grumman Awarded A-10 Thunderbolt II Total Life-Cycle Program Support Contract
June 12, 2009

HERNDON, Va. - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is one of three contractors selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide weapon system sustainment for the A-10 Thunderbolt II. The company will support both A-10As and Cs under the 10-year Thunderbolt Life-cycle Program Support (TLPS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. The contract has a total ceiling value of $1.6 billion collectively.

Northrop Grumman Technical Services will manage the program from Clearfield, Utah, and capitalize on its tremendous reach-back to the broader Northrop Grumman enterprise. Work will also be performed at Warner Robins, Ga., Bethpage, N.Y., El Segundo, Calif., and Rolling Meadows, Ill.

"Our Northrop Grumman team brings world class experience, institutional knowledge, a highly skilled management team, and world-class execution processes that drive a best-value solution for our Air Force customer," said James Cameron, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Technical Services sector. "Our ability to rapidly and effectively reach back across our team and to the broader Northrop Grumman enterprise raises our bar of technical excellence and ensures superior program performance in support of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, which for more than 30 years, continues as the Air Force's most effective ground attack aircraft."

Northrop Grumman's team includes subcontractors BAE Systems Control Inc., Johnson City, N.Y.; Engineering and Software System
Solutions (ES3), San Diego; Pi-Tech Inc., Macon, Ga.; and Wyle Laboratories Inc., Lexington Park, Md.

"Managing programs like the A-10 is what we excel at," said Brian Janroy, Northrop Grumman Technical Services program manager for
the contract. "Furthermore, Northrop Grumman's innovative sustainment, technical and management solutions allow us to better anticipate Air
Force requirements today and tomorrow while providing highly responsive, customer-driven service."

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.

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