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GRUMMAN WINS NASA QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE AWARD

 GRUMMAN WINS NASA QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE AWARD
 BETHPAGE, N.Y., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Grumman Corporation


(NYSE: GQ) has won the George M. Low Trophy, NASA's Quality and Excellence Award. The trophy is the nation's highest honor for quality and productivity in the aerospace industry.
 Grumman Technical Services Division won the award for its work on the Shuttle Processing Contract for NASA. Grumman operates and maintains the launch processing system -- the computers and software used to prepare and launch the Space Shuttle at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
 "Quality is the power behind everything we do at Grumman," said Grumman Chairman Renso Caporali. "And we've done our best to put that power to work for NASA. We are very proud to be recognized for that."
 Headquartered in Titusville, Fla., Grumman Technical Services has worked on the Space Shuttle Processing team under subcontract to Lockheed Space Operations Company, Florida, since 1983. Grumman operates and maintains the hardware that collects test data from over 40,000 functions aboard the Space Shuttle. The company also calibrates more than 15,000 instruments before every launch.
 The trophy is awarded to current NASA contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers who have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievements in quality and productivity. Grumman was a finalist for the award in 1989 and 1990.
 Other finalists this year included: Computer Sciences Corporation, Applied Technology Division, Houston; Cray Research, Inc., Manufacturing Division, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; EG&G Florida, Inc., Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; Honeywell Inc., Space Systems Group, Clearwater, Fla.; TRW Space and Defense Sector, Space and Technology Group, Redondo Beach, Calif.; and Unisys Defense Systems, Space Systems Division, Houston. Thiokol Corporation Space Operations, Brigham City, Utah, was also a winner of this year's trophy. There were 30 entries in the 1991 competition.
 Grumman gained extensive experience with manned space flight on both the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. The company designed and built the lunar module that landed astronauts on the moon.
 The company also built the shuttle's wings and developed the shuttle trainer aircraft, a converted Gulfstream jet that simulates the shuttle's landing characteristics. In addition, Grumman is NASA's Space Station engineering and integration contractor with operations at Reston, Va., and four NASA centers.
 Grumman Corporation is best known as a leading maker of military aircraft and aerospace systems. Other businesses include integrated information processing systems, computerized test equipment, and aluminum truck bodies. The company employs over 24,000 people. Sales in 1990 were $4.0 billion.
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