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NAVY CONTRACT FOR F/A-18 E/F HORNET COULD LEAD TO 2,000 JOBS AT NORTHROP

 NAVY CONTRACT FOR F/A-18 E/F HORNET
 COULD LEAD TO 2,000 JOBS AT NORTHROP
 LOS ANGELES, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy this week awarded a contract to proceed with development of an advanced version of the versatile F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter that could lead to 2,000 additional jobs at Northrop Corp. (NYSE: NOC) facilities in Southern California.
 The $3.96 billion contract for the "E/F" version of the F/A-18 was awarded to McDonnell Douglas Corp. (NYSE: MD) in St. Louis. Northrop is principal subcontractor to McDonnell Douglas, and carries out its work on the F/A-18 at its facilities in El Segundo and Hawthorne, Calif.
 If Congress funds development of the F/A-18 E/F on the Navy's requested schedule, Northrop could add up to 2,000 jobs to the F/A-18 program over the next two years. Some of the jobs would be filled by new employees and others by Northrop workers who otherwise would face lay offs. The F/A-18 E/F currently has about 650 people assigned to the program with another 500 expected to be added by year end.
 The Navy development contract awarded this week also will involve hundreds of other companies in Southern California that are part of the F/A-18 supplier team.
 "The F/A-18 is one of the most important defense programs in Southern California and currently represents about 3,100 jobs at Northrop alone," said Wallace C. Solberg, corporate vice president and general manager of Northrop's Aircraft Division. "This award builds on the successful, long-running F/A-18 program that has been carried out by the McDonnell Douglas/Northrop team for more than 15 years."
 Northrop's work on the F/A-18 has led to the innovative development and use of composite materials, manufacturing processes using composites in a variety of applications, and the world's first "paperless" aircraft assembly line.
 As principal subcontractor, Northrop produces the center and aft fuselage, twin vertical tails and all associated subsystems for various models of the F/A-18. Since the program began in 1976, Northrop has delivered 1,142 F/A-18 "shipsets" to McDonnell Douglas.
 The single-seat "E" and two-seat "F" models of the F/A-18 will have greater power, extended range and two additional weapons stations to improve performance and expand mission capability.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Hart of Northrop, 310-201-3458/
 (NOC MD) CO: Northrop Corp.; McDonnell Douglas ST: California, Missouri IN: ARO SU: CON


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