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Ducommun to Provide Critical Aerospace Technology for U.S. Refueling


Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) today announced that its Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) unit is part of the Boeing Company's (NYSE: BA) supplier team selected to build the new fleet of aerial refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force. Ducommun will initially be providing critical aerostructure components and assemblies including fuselage skins, door surrounds, floor structures, and interior configuration components, and the Company is actively pursuing additional opportunities to expand its scope of work.

"Working side by side with Boeing, Ducommun brings the latest aerospace technology to the U.S. Air Force Aerial Refueling Tanker Program in support of our troops overseas," said Anthony J. Reardon, president and chief executive officer. "This unique opportunity to join with other leading aerospace companies on such an important program is expected to result in improved Air Force efficiency and combat readiness."

Ducommun AeroStructures manufactures large, complex structural components and assemblies in aluminum, specialty alloys such as titanium, metal bond and composites for a wide variety of military and commercial aerospace applications.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace, defense, and other industries through a wide spectrum of electronic and structural applications. The company is an established supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial aircraft and military and space vehicles as well as for the energy market, medical field, and industrial automation. It operates through three primary business units: Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS), Ducommun LaBarge Technologies (DLT), and Miltec. Additional information can be found at

Statements contained in this press release regarding other than recitation of historical facts are forward-looking statements.These statements are identified by words such as "may," "will," "begin," "look forward," "expect," "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "should," "potential," "estimate," "continue," "momentum" and other words referring to events to occur in the future. These statements reflect the Company's current view of future events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and uncertainties beyond its control, including, but not limited to, the state of the world financial, credit, commodities and stock markets, any difficulties, delays or failure in, or unanticipated costs of, realizing the expected synergies of the LaBarge acquisition, and uncertainties regarding the Company, its businesses and the industries in which it operates, which are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE: Ducommun Incorporated

Ducommun Incorporated
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Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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