Thursday, September 17, 2009

Northrop Grumman and EADS Defence & Security Invite Media to Euro Hawk(R) Unmanned Plane Unveiling

Northrop Grumman and EADS Defence & Security Invite Media to Euro
Hawk(R) Unmanned Plane Unveiling
September 17, 2009

What: Members of the electronic and print media are invited to
Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) facility in
Palmdale, Calif., to cover the unveiling of the first Euro
Hawk(R) unmanned plane, a transatlantic cooperation between
Northrop Grumman and Germany's EADS Defence & Security.

When: Thursday, Oct. 8
Arrival: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. (for sign-in, security
Set-up: 10:35 - 10:55 a.m.
Ceremony: 11:00 - 11:40 a.m.
Speaker Media Availability: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Northrop Grumman Corporation
3520 East Avenue M
Building 307, Site 3 Hangar
Palmdale, Calif. 93550

RSVP: No later than Thursday, Oct. 1
Non-U.S. citizens are requested to contact us by Monday,
Sept. 28.

Gemma Loochkartt, Northrop Grumman
+1 (858) 618-4245,
Theodor Benien, EADS Defence & Security
+49 8459 -8180485,

All potential attendees to this event must RSVP no later than Thursday,
Oct. 1. Non-U.S. citizens/foreign persons must RSVP by Monday, Sept.
28. If you are not on the list, we will not be able to admit you to the
ceremony. Please RSVP even if you are not sure you can attend.

Required information from all media participants: full name,
organization, title, phone, e-mail, and state-issued ID number and
expiration date. If you're a non-U.S. citizen, please also provide
country of citizenship, date of birth, place of birth, address, and
passport number, expiration date and issuing country.

Upon sign-in, please be prepared to show a state-issued ID (passport
for non-U.S. citizens) and a badge/ID from your media organization.
Please note: Northrop Grumman's facility is located within Air Force
Plant 42, an active Air Force base. Upon arrival at front gate, you
will need to present current car registration, proof of insurance, and
valid driver's license.

With a wingspan larger than a commercial airliner and endurance
projected at up to 30 hours, the Euro Hawk(R) will serve as the German
Air Force's high-altitude, long-endurance signals intelligence (SIGINT)
system. The Euro Hawk(R) is a derivative of the Block 20 Global Hawk,
and will be equipped with a new SIGINT mission system developed by EADS
Defence & Security. EuroHawk GmbH, a 50-50 joint venture of Northrop
Grumman and EADS Defence & Security, is responsible for the development
and manufacturing of the Euro Hawk(R) systems and will act as the
national prime contractor for the German Ministry of Defence through
the system's entire lifecycle. The aircraft is scheduled for its first
flight in early 2010.

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