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Ducommun Announces Award of $2.3 Million Electromechanical Assembly
Contract with Raytheon
LOS ANGELES, Feb 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) today announced that its Ducommun Technologies, Inc. (DTI) subsidiary has been awarded the first in potentially a series of contracts from the Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) totaling $2.3 million for the manufacture and integration of electromechanical assemblies for the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. This initial contract is for assemblies to be delivered during 2010. The manufacture and integration work, including testing, will be performed at DTI's Phoenix, Arizona Integrated Electronic Sub-Assembly (IESA) center of excellence.

Anthony J. Reardon, president and chief executive officer of Ducommun, stated, "This contract once again demonstrates our ability to penetrate different business segments within one of our largest customers, as Raytheon has come to rely on DTI's capabilities to manufacture and integrate very complex sub-assemblies. We are proud to play a part in Raytheon's Patriot program, a key element in many nations' air defense capabilities."

About Ducommun, Incorporated

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industry. The company is a supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and missile and space programs through its three business units: Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS), Ducommun Technologies (DTI), and Miltec. Additional information can be found at

The statements made in this press release include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's future financial results could differ materially from those anticipated due to the Company's dependence on conditions in the airline industry, the level of new commercial aircraft orders, production rates for Boeing commercial aircraft, the C-17 and Apache helicopter rotor blade programs, the level of defense spending, competitive pricing pressures, manufacturing inefficiencies, start-up costs and possible overruns on new contracts, technology and product development risks and uncertainties, product performance, risks associated with acquisitions and dispositions of businesses by the Company, increasing consolidation of customers and suppliers in the aerospace industry, possible goodwill impairment, availability of raw materials and components from suppliers, and other factors beyond the Company's control. See the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 3, 2009 for a more detailed discussion of these and other risk factors and contingencies.

SOURCE: Ducommun Incorporated

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Joseph P. Bellino
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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