Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Northrop Grumman Names Janis Pamiljans Vice President of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Program

Northrop Grumman Names Janis Pamiljans Vice President of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Program
March 17, 2010

SAN DIEGO - March 17, 2010 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Janis Pamiljans vice president of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS) program.

In this role, Pamiljans will manage the continued development of the N-UCAS program, readying the X-47B for first flight later this
year, and the first-ever autonomous launch and recovery operations from an aircraft carrier.

Pamiljans was most recently vice president and program manager of Northrop Grumman's aerial refueling tanker pursuit. His experience
in operations, engineering, and as program manager on F/A-18 and F-35 bring value to the N-UCAS program and the company's continued interest to yield a mature, low risk and cost-effective system for the future of U.S. Navy.

The N-UCAS program, born from the former Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS) program, leverages Northrop Grumman's commitment
and investment in technology development. The X-47B UCAS will demonstrate initial capability to produce a fighter-sized, survivable,
long range, high endurance and persistent platform for missions such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and time-sensitive targeting and strike.

In 1987, Pamiljans joined Northrop Grumman as manager of Flight Test Engineering for the B-2 stealth bomber program. He later held
director-level leadership positions on the B-2 and F/A-18 E/F Hornet Strike Fighter programs in the areas of flight test, program
integration, production and integrated logistics support.

Pamiljans earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from San Jose State University. He has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, the Duke University Advanced Management Program, and the Defense Science Management College in Acquisition Management. Pamiljans is also a Flight Test Engineering graduate of the National Test Pilot School.


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