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Kitron ASA: Northrop Grumman Awards Contracts to Kitron

(2016-11-24) Kitron has been selected by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:
NOC) as an international source for manufacturing of a sub-assembly for the
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The potential value for Kitron is more than NOK 1
billion over the lifetime of the agreement, which runs until 2036.

The sub-assembly, called the Dual Channel Transmit/Receive (DCTR) module, is
part of the CNI (Communications, Navigation and Identification) system
developed by Northrop Grumman. It was won by Kitron in a best value

The contract covers the initial steps of transferring technical knowhow and
manufacturing prototypes for testing and validation. This process will be
on-going through 2017. Kitron will then be awarded production contracts with
deliveries starting in 2018.

"The F-35 program is crucial for Norway, adding significant defense
capabilities and important for Kitron and the region since the long-term
program secures substantial employment. Winning this type of contract
reflects Kitron's position as a competitive and trusted partner," said Hans
Petter Thomassen, Managing Director of Kitron Norway.

In September 2015 Kitron announced a separate agreement to supply different
subassembly electronic modules for F-35 aircraft avionics; that production

Northrop Grumman's integrated CNI suite provides F-35 pilots with the
capability of more than 27 avionics functions including voice and data
communication. The CNI design uses advanced software-defined radio technology
that allows the simultaneous operation of multiple critical functions while
greatly reducing size, weight and power demands on the advanced fighter

Norway is one of the international partner countries participating in the F-35
program. Under a manufacturing license agreement between Kitron and Northrop
Grumman, Kitron will manufacture sub-assemblies for the F-35 Joint Strike

The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II is the world's most advanced
military aircraft, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility,
advanced mission systems, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled
operations and cutting-edge sustainment.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Nilsson, CEO of Kitron ASA, tel. +47 94 84 08 50
Hans Petter Thomassen, Managing Director of Kitron Norway, tel. +47 91 39 23

is one of Scandinavia's leading electronic manufacturing services companies
for the Data/Telecoms, Defense, Energy, Industry, Medical devices and
Offshore/Marine sectors. The company is located in Norway, Sweden, Lithuania,
Germany, China and the United States. Kitron had revenue of about NOK 1.95
billion in 2015 and has about 1,250 employees.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Kitron ASA via Globenewswire

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