Northrop Grumman and Astronautics team for F-5 life cycle logistics

HERNDON, Va., 20 July 2010. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) in Herndon, Va., and Astronautics Corporation of America in Milwaukee have signed an agreement to provide worldwide sustainment and life cycle logistics as an effort to offer a broad capability to countries flying the F-5 Tiger aircraft.

Jul 20th, 2010
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Posted by John McHale

HERNDON, Va., 20 July 2010. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) in Herndon, Va., and Astronautics Corporation of America in Milwaukee have signed an agreement to provide worldwide sustainment and life cycle logistics as an effort to offer a broad capability to countries flying the F-5 Tiger aircraft.

Astronautics joins the F-5 Worldwide Sustainment Team, which includes Northrop Grumman Technical Services and RUAG Aviation, Emmen, Switzerland. Under the terms of the agreements, the team will market F-5 aftermarket support, modifications, and aircraft upgrade programs to countries flying the aircraft.

"This team not only has the requisite past performance and unparalleled knowledge of the F-5, but it also has unrivaled access to parts, extensive knowledge of maintenance and modification of the aircraft, and cutting edge technology with F-5 avionics and electronics systems," says Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Technical Services Integrated Logistics and Modifications Division.

"Northrop Grumman and Astronautics have teamed since the F-5 became operational," says Dan Wade, vice president of business development for Astronautics. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Northrop Grumman and our support of the F-5 throughout the life of the aircraft. The capabilities of our team will enable the F-5 aircraft to remain a viable and versatile platform for many years to come."

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