Northrop Grumman Delivers 100th LITENING G4 Targeting PodNorthrop Grumman Delivers 100th LITENING G4 Targeting PodGLOBE NEWSWIREMarch 12, 2012

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the recent production and delivery of the 100th LITENING G4 targeting pod.

LITENING G4 is currently in full production to accommodate separate indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts with the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps. The total value of the Air Force Lot 1/2 and Marine Corps Lot 2/3/4 LITENING G4 production contracts is greater than $575 million. These contracts allow procurement of new LITENING G4 pods as well as upgrades of existing LITENING AT Block 1 configuration pods to the advanced LITENING G4 configuration.

"The delivery of the 100th G4 pod is an important milestone," said Jim Mocarski, vice president of EO/IR Targeting Systems at Northrop Grumman's Electronics Systems Sector. "Most importantly, our customers have the assets they need to support both deployment and their active bases in the U.S. We have also demonstrated that our production capability is mature and capable of meeting their future requirements."

The LITENING G4 Advanced Targeting Pod is the newest addition to the company's LITENING family of targeting pods, delivering the latest advancements in sensor, laser imaging and data link technology. G4's technologies include full 1Kx1K forward looking infrared, 1Kx1K charge-coupled device and short wave infrared laser imaging sensors, color symbology, tracker improvement and enhanced zoom. These advancements deliver more accurate target identification and location at longer ranges than previous generations of LITENING targeting pod systems while reducing pilot workload. 

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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