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Lockheed Martin/Northrop Grumman Longbow JV Awarded $13 Million Contract for Longbow Fire Control Radar Life Cycle Support

ORLANDO, FL, July 20th, 2005 -- The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) awarded a $13.3 million contract to Longbow Limited (LBL) for Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) of the Longbow Fire Control Radar (FCR).

LBL, a limited liability company consisting of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), received the fixed price contract for calendar year 2005. The contract includes a $13.3 million option for calendar year 2006.

The contract follows an award to LBL in 2004 to provide depot repair, production integration support and technical support to fielded Apache squadrons.

“The new contract is in recognition of the proven performance and success of LBL support of the Fire Control Radar,” said Longbow FCR program director Jerry Garman. “It continues the LBL commitment of supporting our warfighters by delivering a FCR that exceeds its operational readiness requirements.”

Work is performed at Lockheed Martin facilities in Orlando and Ocala, FL, and at the Northrop Grumman facility in Baltimore, MD.

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of defense and commercial electronic systems and sensors, including airborne radar, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, communication systems, space sensors, marine and naval systems, government systems and logistics services.

Jennifer Allen, (407) 356-5351
e-mail jennifer.l.allen@lmco.com

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