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Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped EURO HAWK® Unmanned Aircraft

"The EURO HAWK® success story continues to unfold and will enable Germany to independently conduct round-the-clock surveillance and reconnaissance," said Neset Tukenmez, chief executive officer for the EuroHawk GmbH. "With this first sensor flight, the EURO HAWK® effectively demonstrated its system capability for safe operation within German air space."

With a wingspan larger than most commercial airliners, endurance of more than 30 hours and a maximum altitude of approximately 60,000 feet, EURO HAWK® is an interoperable, modular and cost-effective replacement for the fleet of manned Breguet Atlantic aircraft, which was in service since 1972 and retired in 2010.

About Cassidian

Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing lead system integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and UAS), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cybersecurity, secure communications, test systems, missiles, and services and support solutions. Please visit www.cassidian.com for more information.

About EuroHawk GmbH

EuroHawk GmbH, a 50-50 joint venture of Northrop Grumman and Cassidian (EADS Deutschland GmbH), serves as the national prime contractor for the German Ministry of Defence through the system's entire life cycle. Please visit www.eurohawk.de for more information. For more information on the program, please see http://www.eads.com/eads/int/en/news/key-Documents/About-EADS.html.

About Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation

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