Northrup Grumman completes first 50 deliveries of LITENING G4 targeting pod

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL., Oct. 20, 2011. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed delivery of the first 50 LITENING G4 Advanced Targeting (AT) Pods under a $277.8 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force.

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ROLLING MEADOWS, IL., Oct. 20, 2011. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed delivery of the first 50 LITENING G4 Advanced Targeting (AT) Pods under a $277.8 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force.

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. The short wave infrared laser imaging provides a unique capability to capture images in situations where forward-looking infrared and CCD are ineffective.

Northrop Grumman has delivered more than 550 targeting pod systems to U.S. and international customers. These systems have maintained an operational availability greater than 98 percent, and have flown more than 540,000 combat flight hours. LITENING G4 has begun full operations at its first military base with seven additional base deployments planned in the near future.

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