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U.S. Air Force Selects Northrop Grumman to Provide Contractor Logistics Support for the KC-10 Extender

HERNDON, Va. - October 2, 2009 - The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a nine-year contract to provide Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for its fleet of KC-10 Extender refueling tanker aircraft. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a total ceiling value of $3.8 billion.

"We are excited to partner with the Air Force on the KC-10 CLS program and are committed to working with the Air Force to ensure the KC-10 is ready to support air mobility requirements anywhere, anytime," said Ronald D. Sugar, Northrop Grumman chairman and chief executive officer. "This award further demonstrates Northrop Grumman's important role as a premier provider of air mobility solutions."

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide supply chain management, depot-level logistics integration and support, engine maintenance, aircraft maintenance and modifications for the KC-10 refueling tanker. The tanker/cargo aircraft is part of the Air Force's Air Mobility Command arsenal and has supported anti-terrorist and humanitarian operations around the globe. The team will perform the work at depots located at Northrop Grumman's Lake Charles Maintenance and Modification Center, Lake Charles, La., and at teammate TIMCO Aviation Services' facility in Greensboro, N.C.

Northrop Grumman's other partners include AAR CORP, Wood Dale, Ill.; Chromalloy Gas Turbine LLC, San Antonio; and MTU Maintenance, Richmond, British Colombia.

"The KC-10 Extender is the U.S. Air Force's strategic air mobility asset today, and the Northrop Grumman team is committed to ensure its operational readiness to meet all mission requirements through world-class program management, innovation and commitment to excellence," said James Cameron, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Technical Services sector. "Our clear focus now is to conduct a flawless phase-in that will facilitate the superior program performance that both the U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman demand, which is also what is required to support the great men and women of our armed services serving this country proudly across the globe protecting freedom's frontier."

The contract also includes aerial refueling system support for two Netherlands KDC-10 aircraft.

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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