Ducommun Awarded $3.7 Million Contract for TOW Program

  Ducommun Awarded $3.7 Million Contract for TOW Program

                Ducommun Named First TOW Supplier of the Year

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- November 08, 2012

Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) has received a follow-on award from Raytheon
Company (NYSE: RTN) to continue providing complex wiring harnesses for the TOW
(tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided) weapon system. The
contract, worth $3.7 million, extends the Company’s support of the program
through 2013, with production taking place at the Ducommun LaBarge
Technologies facility in Berryville, Ark. Recently, Raytheon named this
operation its first-ever TOW Supplier of the Year.

"We appreciate this important follow-on contract and are proud of the fact
that we have been awarded this supplier distinction, acknowledging our
employees’ outstanding performance and commitment to the TOW program," said
Anthony J. Reardon, chairmen, president and chief executive officer of
Ducommun. "It's our job to find the best manufacturing solutions so that,
together, we can deliver a reliable, quality product.”

TOW is a long-range, anti-armor assault weapon system that includes a family
of attack missiles and is designed to destroy a broad range of targets – from
main battle tanks to reinforced urban fortifications. TOW is currently in
service with more than 40 international armed forces and integrated into over
15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms worldwide. The TOW system has
been employed by U.S. forces in every conflict since Vietnam and continues to
be used in theater today.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing
services to the aerospace, defense, and other industries through a wide
spectrum of electronic and structural applications. The company is an
established supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial
aircraft and military and space vehicles as well as for the energy market,
medical field, and industrial automation. It operates through two primary
business units – Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) and Ducommun LaBarge
Technologies (DLT). Additional information can be found at www.ducommun.com.

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expected synergies of the LaBarge acquisition, and uncertainties regarding the
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Ducommun Incorporated
Joseph P. Bellino
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(310) 513-7211
Chris Witty
Investor Relations
(646) 438-9385 / cwitty@darrowir.com
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