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ITT Avionics and Northrop Grumman Joint Venture Team Win $100M Contract From the Republic of Korea Air Force

    1/24/1997

        CLIFTON, N.J., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The joint venture team of ITT
    Avionics (Clifton, NJ, USA) and Northrop Grumman's Electronic Sensors and
    Systems Division (ESSD) (Baltimore, MD, USA) has been awarded a contract,
    valued at more than $100M, by the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) for the
    AN/ALQ-165 Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) for its F-16 fighter
    program.
        The ASPJ system was selected following an extensive ROKAF technical and
    cost analysis.  The ASPJ hardware is being procured as a direct commercial
    sale by the ROKAF from the ITT Avionics/Northrop Grumman Joint Venture team.
    Software and integration associated with the system are being provided through
    the U.S. Department of Defense's Foreign Military Sales program.
        Mr. Hank Driesse, ITT Avionics president and general manager, and Mr. Sal
    Cuomo, managing director of Electronic Warfare Systems for Northrop Grumman's
    ESSD said, "Selection of the ASPJ by the ROKAF further expands the system's
    international customer base and its aircraft applications.  Adding the F-16 to
    the list of platforms served by ASPJ opens significant new business
    opportunities for the system in the worldwide fighter aircraft market, and
    recognizes the applicability of a common electronic countermeasures system for
    multiple aircraft."
        The ASPJ system provides self-protection for tactical aircraft against
    radar threat systems during fighter and attack operations.  The system is
    designed for internal installation in numerous aircraft, including the F/A-
    18C/D, F-16C, F-14D, A-6E and A/V-8B.
        Designed and manufactured by the ITT Avionics/Northrop Grumman team, the
    ASPJ system is presently in production for the F-18 Hornet forces of Finland
    and Switzerland.  Initial system deliveries were made to the Finnish Air Force
    in November 1995, followed by deliveries to the Swiss Armed Forces in
    September 1996.  The ALQ-165 ASPJ is also deployed on front-line U.S. Navy and
    Marine Corps F/A-18C/D and F-14D fighters supporting operations in Bosnia -
    Herzegovina and the Middle East.
        ITT Avionics is an operating unit of ITT Defense & Electronics.
    Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, ITT Defense & Electronics is a leading
    supplier of high technology commercial and defense electronic systems,
    semiconductors and connectors, and operational and maintenance services.  ITT
    Defense & Electronics is a business unit of ITT Industries (NYSE: IIN), a
    leading worldwide diversified manufacturing company with 1995 sales of
    $8.4 billion from its three primary business segments:  automotive, defense
    and electronics and fluid technology.
        Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), headquartered in Los Angeles, is
    a leading designer, systems integrator and manufacturer of military
    surveillance and combat aircraft, defense electronics and systems, airspace
    management systems, information systems, marine systems, precision weapons,
    space systems, and commercial and military aerostructures.
    
    SOURCE  ITT Avionics
    
    

    CONTACT: Rachelle A. Tucci of ITT Avionics, 201-284-4543; or
    James T. Reinhard of Northrop Grumman, 410-765-5633

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