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Northrop Grumman Expands Industry Support for Japan E-2C Hawkeye Program



   Northrop Grumman Expands Industry Support for Japan E-2C Hawkeye Program

PR Newswire

TOKYO and BETHPAGE, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2013

TOKYO and BETHPAGE, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has entered into an exclusive, five-year agreement
with AAR Corporation of Illinois and Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, expanding
industrial support for the Japan E-2C Hawkeye program by establishing a
"just-in-time" inventory management process.

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"Japan is our largest international Hawkeye operator," said Bart LaGrone, vice
president, E-2/C-2 programs, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "The Japan
Air Self Defense Force [JASDF] has achieved an incredible operational stature
with its E-2C fleet, approaching 115,000 accident-free flight hours. The
demand for E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning and control is even greater now
than when the systems were first delivered to JASDF in 1984."

Japan initially acquired E-2C aircraft to provide "over the horizon" early
warning against low flying aircraft. The mission has evolved over time to
include long-range sea and air surveillance. The E-2 Hawkeye provides
continuous and simultaneous 360-degree surface and air surveillance, at
maximum range.

"Northrop Grumman will continue to provide E-2C support to JASDF and other
E-2C operators as the U.S. Navy begins its transition to the E-2D Advanced
Hawkeye in fiscal year 2015," added LaGrone.

Key industrial partners providing support to JASDF's E-2C Hawkeye fleet
include Toshiba Corporation and Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The AAR agreement
supplies airframe parts and accessories for the E-2C with options to increase
that support as needed; ensuring that Japan's Hawkeye fleet maintains the high
operational rates they have achieved for nearly 30 years.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative
systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and
logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation

Website: http://www.northropgrumman.com
Contact: Kirsti Dunn, 240-256-9238 (office), 301-769-1068 (mobile),
irsti.dunn@ngc.com; or Ken Beedle, +44 207 747 1910 (office), +44 7787 174092
(mobile), ken.beedle@euro.ngc.com
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