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Northrop Grumman Receives Three Program Excellence Awards From Aviation Week for Agility, Innovation in Meeting Complex Challenges

November 15, 2013

PHOENIX, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Three Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) programs have received Program Excellence awards from Aviation Week for being among the top-performers in the aerospace and defense industry.

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The awards are “the industry’s greatest honor for strong program performance with innovative concepts, technologies and process enhancements,” editors said during the magazine’s 10(th) Annual Aerospace and Defense Programs Conference in Phoenix. Winners of 2013 awards were announced Nov. 14 from 28 government and industry teams that were finalists.

Northrop Grumman programs that received Program Excellence awards were:

    --  X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D). The program
        made naval aviation history this year by being the first tailless,
        unmanned aircraft to take off and land from an aircraft carrier. It won
        in the System Research and Development (R&D)/System Development and
        Demonstration (SDD) category.
    --  Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected military satellite
        communication payloads. Program managers overcame especially complex
        technical challenges in designing and producing the most sophisticated
        military or commercial satellite communication payload ever produced.
        AEHF Payloads won in the Subsystem R&D/SDD category. Northrop Grumman
        developed and delivered next-generation anti-jam payload technologies
        ahead of schedule for the three AEHF satellites now on orbit.
    --  Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstration (STSS-D). The
        company responded quickly to changing customer strategies and
        priorities, making adjustments that re-established STSS-D's relevancy
        beyond missile defense. Enhancements transformed this pair of missile
        tracking satellites from an experiment into a near-operational system,
        allowing the pair of satellites to take on additional missions. The
        program won in the Special Projects category. The satellites surpassed
        their two-year design life in 2011 and exceeded their four-year design
        life earlier this year.

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.

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