Kitco Defense Awarded Contract with Northrop Grumman
Springville, UT - October 10, 2012
Kitco Defense, LLC announces that it has been awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to manufacture 22 F-5 N/F vertical stabilizers, in support of the U.S. Navy Aggressor-Training program, with deliveries beginning in 2013.

Tom Nied, President of Kitco Defense, said, “Kitco Defense is proud to continue its support of Northrop Grumman F-5 programs. This is a good extension to our business and an expansion of our manufacturing business. With a focus on customer service, our goal is to deliver cost-effective solutions by utilizing lean manufacturing principles.”

About Kitco Defense
Kitco Defense provides solutions for both military and OEM customers, delivering the best in aerospace supply chain solutions. As a leader in military aerospace distribution, Kitco Defense has a broad product offering that supports the military consumable market. Kitco Defense delivers a steady flow of parts at an average 98% on time delivery rate from stocking facilities throughout the world. Since 1970, Kitco Defense has delivered value-added services to OEMs and the military market through kitting, licensing, manufacturing and assembly.

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