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Navy Awards Northrop Grumman Perfect Scores on Restoration of USS Cole

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Ship Systems perfect scores for the work accomplished during the final phase of restoration of the Aegis guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Northrop Grumman Ship Systems received the highest marks possible in the specified performance areas of Schedule, Technical, Management and Cost for the performance period from January through April 2002; and, based on the perfect scores, the Navy awarded Northrop Grumman $3.9 million in performance award fee funding. The USS Cole, which was redelivered ahead of schedule, sailed from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Ingalls facility in Pascagoula, Miss., April 19, 2002, and returned to her homeport in Norfolk, Va., April 24, 2002.

Northrop Grumman to Construct New DDG 51-Class Destroyers

The U.S. Navy today awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract valued at $1.9 billion to build four additional DDG 51-class Aegis-guided missile destroyers. The contract, awarded to Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector in Pascagoula, includes the immediate award of four ships. The contract is part of a multiyear procurement plan under which the Navy is awarding multiple ships under a single contract. Aegis destroyer program," said Dr. Philip A. sector. receiving excellent ratings in the Navy's assessments of our performance. Today's announcement brings the total ships awarded in this program to 60. Systems, the company will have received contracts for 28 Aegis destroyers, with 17 of these ships already delivered. each in fiscal years 2002 through 2005.

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Awarded Contract Modification

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $64,618,538 cost-plus-award-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-00-C-2300) to exercise an option for Planning Yard Services for DD 963 and CG 47 Class ships. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss., and is expected to be completed by September 2004. Contract funds in the amount of $4,625, will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Good As Gold

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Gold Team was chosen by the U.S. Navy to complete the system design for the Navy's advanced, 21st century surface combatant, DD(X). The project replaces the $25 billion DD-21 program of land-attack destroyers that was scrapped last fall. Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector will lead the system design, engineering prototype development and testing of the DD(X) System under a $265 million contract awarded today by the Navy. The team includes Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) as mission systems integrator and more than 30 of the nation's top engineering and maritime industrial companies. The initial design contract has a total value of approximately $2.9 billion over four years. "We are very pleased and proud that our DD(X) Gold Team was selected by the Navy.

Kitchen To Retire From Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems announced that Thomas M. Kitchen will retire later this month as president of the sector's Avondale Operations. Mr. Kitchen, 54, started his career with Avondale in 1977 as assistant controller and was named president in late 1999. Dr. Philip A. Dur, president of Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector, noted Mr. Kitchen's numerous contributions to the company and his many years of service to Avondale. "Tom's contributions to the transition of the Ship Systems organization have been important in our future success," Dr. Dur said. Dr. Dur said a successor to Mr. Kitchen will be named soon. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems…

Northrop Grumman Names Williams Sector VP

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Dave Williams sector vice president of engineering for its Ship Systems sector. Williams joined Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in 1988. technical director of DD 21 Gold Team. this new assignment. construction of various ship classes including LHD, SA'AR 5, and DDG. Landing Craft Air Cushion. for Sperry Vickers Marine Hydraulics. Mississippi State University in mechanical engineering. 47 class ships.

$35M Expansion for North Grumman

Expansion Project during a ceremony at its Ship Systems sector's Pascagoula facility. public/private partnership with the state of Mississippi. The West Bay expansion will create more than 400,000 sq. ft. of new ship construction area to support Northrop Grumman's DD(X)Destroyer Program. ceremony. President Dr. Philip A. Dur, and a keynote address by Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck. A turning of dirt concluded the ceremony. industry to grow and prosper," Tuck said. state. Northrop Grumman project. work environment, keeping the company on the leading edge of competition. competitive and productive well into the 21st century," Dur said. are also adding opportunity in this investment. $12 million in tax revenues generated for Mississippi. state through a series of bond issuances.

Northrop Grumman Delivers 17th Aegis Destroyer

Northrop Grumman Corporation Monday delivered to the U.S. Navy its newest warship, Preble (DDG 88). The new vessel is the 17th Aegis guided missile destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, Miss. Merchent said the Aegis program is "the backbone of our business success. "I thank Northrop Grumman Ship Systems for such a wonderful job in the construction of Preble," said Capt. Phil Johnson, USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Pascagoula. Preble is the 38th ship in the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class of Aegis guided missile destroyers, the Navy's most powerful destroyer fleet. Following DDG 88, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has seven additional Aegis destroyers under contract, with six of these ships under construction.

Navy Awards $816.6M New York (LPD 21) Contract to Northrop

Corporation announced that the U.S. Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships. Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss., and Tallulah, La. vehicles. and the future of expeditionary warfare," said Dr. Philip A. corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. England announced the name of the ship. York. the ship's construction. Dur. replace four classes of older amphibious ships. largest in the Navy's 21st Century Amphibious Ready Groups. of up to 800 Marines. delivery planned by the end of 2007. fleet support offices in the U.S. and Japan. for the U.S. Navy, U.S. commercial vessels of all types.

Navy Awards $816.6M New York (LPD 21) Contract to Northrop Grumman

U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation an $816.6 million contract for construction of New York (LPD 21), the fifth ship in the 12 ship LPD 17 series of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships. New York will be built at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations in New Orleans, with fabrication support from three other company facilities in Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss., and Tallulah, La. The ship will be equipped to conduct amphibious warfare missions by embarking, transporting and landing elements of a landing force during an assault by helicopters, landing craft and amphibious vehicles. "Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has four other San Antonio-class ships under construction at our Gulf Coast facilities…

Northrop Grumman U.S. Navy Destroyer Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit won contracts to supply the U.S. Navy with steering systems for three new USS Arleigh Burke DDG 51-class guided missile destroyers. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems issued one contract, for DDG 107. Bath Iron Works, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued contracts for vessels DDG 108 and 109. The three contracts have a combined value of $12.5 million.

Northrop Grumman U.S. Navy Destroyer Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit won contracts to supply the U.S. Navy with steering systems for three new USS Arleigh Burke DDG 51-class guided missile destroyers. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems issued one contract, for DDG 107. Bath Iron Works, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued contracts for vessels DDG 108 and 109. The three contracts have a combined value of $12.5 million.

Northrop Grumman Successfully Tests Low Observable Multifunction Stack

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector has successfully tested the Low Observable Multifunction Stack (LMS) designed to demonstrate two different advanced exhaust suppresser systems for surface combatants. The exhaust systems, enclosed in a low signature composite structure, also integrate embedded multifunction communication arrays. Service Center. antennas that typically cover the topside of surface combatants," said Schenk. The project was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research through its Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has been an active participant and ship system integrator on every ATD program related to Topside Integration.

Northrop Grumman Delivers Second Double-Hulled Tanker

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector delivered the tanker Polar Resolution in a brief ceremony at its Avondale Operations in New Orleans, La. Polar Resolution is the second of five 140,000 deadweight (DWT) Endeavour-class double-hulled crude oil carriers Northrop Grumman Ship Systems is building for Polar Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips Petroleum Company. "The delivery of this second double-hulled tanker underscores our commitment to compete in profitable commercial shipbuilding," said Dr. Philip A. Dur, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The Endeavour-class tankers are the first crude oil carriers being built for the Alaskan trade in compliance with the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

Northrop Grumman To Sell Cruise Ship Assets to NCL

ship program at the company's Ship Systems sector here to Norwegian Cruise Line. equipment and materials, as well as material acquired by Northrop Grumman for a planned second ship. employees are currently preparing the cruise ship for launch and towing. The company does not expect the sale to impact previously announced financial guidance. In May, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) conducted an auction for the cruise ship and associated materials. MARAD directed Northrop Grumman Ship Systems to proceed unilaterally with the disposition of the vessel. Northrop Grumman had previously been under contract to American Classic Voyages Company to construct two 1,900-passenger vessels. after AMCV filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Metric Systems Awarded $13.2 M Contract

Integrated Defense Technologies Inc.'s, subsidiary, Metric Systems, has been awarded a contract totaling $13.2M for LHD 8 Shipboard Load Centers and Distribution Switchboards by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. Under the contract, Metric Systems will provide development, production, and integrated logistics support of the Low Voltage Electrical Power Load Centers and Distribution Switchboards for use on the LHD 8 Amphibious Assault Ship currently under development by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. This equipment is used to distribute low voltage electrical power to vital shipboard systems and maintain high reliability operation under combat conditions. The contract has a period of performance of 18 months.

Diakun Named VP at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Peter C. Diakun to vice president of platform integration and technology development. He reports to Eric Womble, vice president of the advanced capabilities group for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, the newly-formed sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation, is made up of the former Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and shipbuilding sectors. Diakun's responsibilities include leading technology development and platform integration programs for the and shipyards. Specific programs include warfare systems, networks, integrated power, operations research, operational capabilities analysis, and modeling and simulation.

Mississippi Governor to Speak at Christening

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will join Navy Adm. William J. Fallon, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces command as principal speakers for the christening of the Aegis-guided missile destroyer Halsey (DDG 97). Ship Systems on Saturday, January 17. Other ceremony participants will include Navy Rear Adm. Charles S. Hamilton, program executive officer for ships; Navy Capt. Bella, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, Gulf Coast; Dr. Philip A. Operations. with the name "Halsey," to honor Fleet Adm. William Frederick "Bull" Halsey Jr. (1882-1959), a World War I and World War II Naval hero who was present when Japan formally surrendered on the deck of his ship, the USS Missouri (BB 63) on September 2, 1945. Three of Adm. ship: Mrs.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $42.3M Contract for Destroyer Program

The U.S. Navy today awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector a $42.3 million cost-plus contract option for services to the DDG 51 Class Aegis destroyer program. was awarded to the company last year to build four destroyers. design of Aegis destroyer upgrades, planning and technical support. development efforts. Navy, with 10 ships remaining to be built. Systems recently christened its 21st Aegis destroyer James E. beginning of the company's 24th ship. The Naval Sea Systems command is the contracting activity for this DDG 51 service contract.

Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $402M Funding for DDG 105

U.S. Navy will provide Northrop Grumman funding of more than $401.5 million for DDG 105, the second of four DDG 51-class Aegis-guided missile destroyers awarded to the company's Ship Systems sector. The original contract for $1.9 billion was received in September 2002. a single contract. DDG 105 is Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' 26th contracted Aegis destroyer. Corporation has consistently delivered through the history of the Aegis destroyer program," said Dr. Philip A. vice president and president of the company's Ship Systems sector. completion in 2008.

Keel-Laying Ceremony Held for Green Bay LPD 20

Corporation and the U.S. by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. sector's Avondale Operations in New Orleans, La. team efforts. LPD 20 will be home to another team –- the U.S. following a patrol gunboat that saw service in the 1970s. traditional beginning of construction of a ship. laid" according to Navy regulations. initial prefabrication work. Capt. Sean Stackley, U.S. manager, spoke to the Avondale shipbuilders present at the ceremony. ships," he said. we need them to serve for the next 40 years. shipbuilding at Avondale," said Dr. Philip A. Ship Systems president.

Ship Systems Awarded Deepwater Contracts Worth $129M

long lead material procurement for the U.S. Coast Guard's first new National Security Cutter (NSC). The combined contracts mark the first step in the development and delivery of this new class of cutters set to replace the Coast Guard's aging fleet of surface vessels. Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS) awarded the contracts under the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System Program. supports our design effort in the U.S. Program," said Dr. Philip A. president and president of the company's Ship Systems sector. contract design phase was recently completed. in 2006. Guard's 200-year history. logistics systems. estimated to total $17 billion over the life of the program. would threaten the security of our homeland," Dur said. "The U.S.

Northrop Grumman Team Lends Hands to Rebuild Community

A group of Northrop Grumman Corporation shipbuilders offered their construction skills to support rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast communities this week. These employees, who normally perform traditional shipbuilding crafts such as welding, pipefitting and shipfitting, framed doors, nailed floors and hung sheetrock in Jackson County, Mississippi's storm-damaged United Way headquarters. Northrop Grumman. the organization's community impact grant program. $428,686 to United Way for its work in 2006. from Katrina. this week, while visiting the Ship Systems sector on business. helped in the rebuilding of the community's United Way headquarters. Coast. the foreseeable future.

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