Northrop Grumman Completes Delivery of 44th F-5 Tiger Adversary Aircraft to United States Navy; Former Swiss-Owned F-5E Aircraft Modified for U.S. Use

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F-5N Aircraft.JPG: The United States Navy accepts its 44th modified F-5 Tiger from Northrop Grumman in St. Augustine, Fla. This aircraft, tail number 761550, was built by the company 33 years ago and put into service for the Swiss Air Force. Now, the upgraded aircraft is a U.S. Navy asset and will serve as an adversary trainer for naval aviators.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 29, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) employees today celebrated the delivery of their 44th modified F-5 Tiger for the U.S. Navy. In a ceremony at the company’s East Coast Aircraft Manufacturing and Flight Test Center, officials from NAVAIR PMA 207 accepted the delivery of the final aircraft under the current Navy F-5 Acquisition/Re-capitalization Program, which provided for the modification of 44 Swiss Air Force aircraft into 41 F-5N’s (single-seat aircraft) and three F-5F’s (two-seat trainers).

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