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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. The company is a premier developer, integrator, producer and supporter of manned and unmanned aircraft, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics and other systems and subsystems critical to maintaining the nation’s security and leadership in science and technology.

Northrop Grumman’s expertise in unmanned systems is unmatched anywhere in the world. Not only has the company delivered more than 100,000 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over its 60-year history, its current portfolio spans many different platforms that include the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System (VUAS). the high-altitude, long-endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk, the Hunter family of medium-altitude UAVs, aerial targets and the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS).

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8B Fire Scout VUAS gives services an unprecedented ability to see, interpret and respond to tactical threats at sea or ashore. With eight hours endurance and 20,000 ft. ceiling, Fire Scout operates from any air-capable ship mobilizing up to 600 lbs of radars, weapons, electronic countermeasures and SIGINT modules. Already on contract with the Navy and Army, the MQ-8B Fire Scout will dramatically expand capacity to gather intelligence and act with devastating speed.

Northrop Grumman Corporation

René Freeland

Manager, Communications, Western Region

Office: 858.618.7606

Fax: 858.618.3101

Blackberry: rene.freeland@ngc.com

Blackberry Voice: 858.232.2847

www.is.northropgrumman.com

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