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U.S. Air Force Selects Northrop Grumman as Partner on Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FALLS CHURCH, Va. The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) as one of two companies to mature designs for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, the nation’s next Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system.

The company was awarded a $328 million contract to execute the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) phase of the GBSD program.

“We look forward to the opportunity to provide the nation with a modern strategic deterrent system that is secure, resilient and affordable,” said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman. “As a trusted partner and technical integrator for the Air Force’s ICBM systems for more than 60 years, we are proud to continue our work to protect and defend our nation through its strategic deterrent capabilities.”

/EIN News/ -- To learn more about Northrop Grumman’s GBSD program visit: www.northropgrumman.com/gbsd.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.com and follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.

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