Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Landing Systems in Africa

By Northrop Grumman Corporation, PRNE
Thursday, September 16, 2010

LONDON, September 17, 2010 - Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Europe-based air traffic
management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a
multi-million dollar contract by the African air navigation safety agency
Agence pour la Securite de la Navigation Aerienne en Afrique et a Madagascar
(ASECNA) for a continent-wide upgrade and renewal of their instrument landing

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems proposed their Normarc 7000B instrument
landing system (ILS) in an international tender in which all players in the
industry participated. ASECNA is a world-leading agency for air navigation
security and selected the Normarc 7000B ILS for its unparalleled performance
and reliability. The agency has a large number of Normarc 7000 ILS already in
service throughout the continent.

The ILS will be installed and commissioned by French partner company GTIE
Air & Defense of the Vinci Group on a turnkey basis. The systems will be
installed and commissioned over a five-year period at 13 different airports
and sites in Africa.

"We look forward to continuing our working relationship with ASECNA and
to upgrading the instrument landing systems across Africa," said Eldar Hauge,
managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Norway.

The Normarc 7000B ILS is the latest generation of the company's highly
successful ILS products. The Normarc 7000 ILS was developed in 1995 and has
since gone through several updates and upgrades to become the most reliable
and precise ILS on the market.

With a 50-year legacy in air traffic management systems ranging from
individual airport installations to countrywide, multiple-site turnkey
integrated system solutions, Northrop Grumman's state-of-the-art air traffic
management systems are operationally controlling air traffic in numerous
countries around the world including recent major programmes in: Norway,
Brazil, Qatar, Oman, Canada, India, Poland, UAE, USA and the UK, in both
civil and military applications.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Oslo and Horten, Norway, and
in Peterborough, UK supplies air traffic management systems for air-space
operations worldwide.

In continental Europe Northrop Grumman operates from locations in France,
Germany, Italy and Norway, providing navigation, air traffic control and
postal automation systems. In the UK, Northrop Grumman has a strong presence
with a heritage spanning nearly 100-years. The company operates from a number
of locations across the UK and provides avionics, air traffic management
communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems,
unmanned ground vehicle systems, C4ISR solutions and mission planning, IT
systems and software development, aircraft whole life support and airport
security solutions.

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. Please visit for more information.

Ken Beedle, London, +44-207-747-1910, +44-7787-174092, ken.beedle at

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