Northrop Grumman Signs Agreement With Danish Composite Manufacturer for F-35 Lightning II Program

 Northrop Grumman Signs Agreement With Danish Composite Manufacturer for F-35
                             Lightning II Program

  PR Newswire

  EL SEGUNDO, California, Nov. 6, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, California, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has entered a long-term agreement (LTA) with the
advanced composites manufacturer Terma A/S in Denmark to manufacture component
parts for the international F-35 Lightning II program. The LTA, which has a
potential value of more than $97 million upon completion of all follow-on
options, was signed on Sept. 20 and further emphasizes the company's
commitment to supporting F-35 Lightning II partner countries.

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The LTA covers production of 34 unique F-35 Lightning II composite components,
including door, panel, skin assembly and straps through 2019. The LTA further
strengthens the partnership between Northrop Grumman and Terma A/S, which
began in 2006. The first purchase order placed in 2007 during the Low Rate
Initial Production 1 statement of work solidified the collaborative
relationship between Northrop Grumman and Terma A/S, which has manufacturing
responsibility for hardware on all three F-35 aircraft variants.

The LTA signing has spurred discussions on how Northrop Grumman and Terma A/S
can collaborate on affordability initiatives benefitting both companies and
the F-35 program as a whole. The companies will explore technologies, set a
path forward to achieve manufacturing efficiencies to meet rigorous quality
requirements and work toward establishing Terma A/S as a premier supplier of
composite parts.

"The LTA with Terma A/S further strengthens our relationship with Denmark, an
F-35 partner country," said Michelle Scarpella, vice president of the F-35
program for Northrop Grumman. "Under this agreement, we will continue to work
collaboratively with Terma, striving for the highest quality and driving
efficiencies so we are able to provide the warfighter with the world's most
advanced strike fighter aircraft."

As a principal member of the Lockheed Martin-led F-35 industry team, Northrop
Grumman performs a significant share of the work required to develop and
produce the aircraft. In addition to producing the F-35 center fuselage,
Northrop Grumman designed and produces the aircraft's radar and other key
avionics including electro-optical and communications subsystems; develops
mission systems and mission-planning software; leads the team's development of
pilot and maintenance training system courseware; and manages the team's use,
support and maintenance of low-observable technologies. To date, the company
has delivered every center fuselage on time and continues to meet its cost and
schedule commitments. In 2011, the company delivered 22 center fuselages and
is on track to deliver 32 center fuselages this year. It will make its 100th
delivery in early 2013.

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