Oslo, Monday, March 22, 2010
Blom awarded 5 - year sub-contract for US Naval Facilities Group

Blom, the leading European company within geographic information, have been appointed by Northrop Grumman on a 5-year IDIQ sub-contract to carry out aerial survey and ground control for NAVFAC (US Naval Facilities Group) under Northrop Grumman’s Framework Agreement. The first project begins immediately, with scope for further work during the duration of the contract in NAVFAC’s Atlantic area.

Blom will be tasked with delivering aerial photography featuring a 3inch per pixel resolution and 60% overlap. Imagery will be captured during ‘leaf-off’ and will be used for digital mapping to standards in accordance with national Map Accuracy Standards. Capture areas incorporate the NAVFAC region of Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia.

This is the 3rd such sub-contract issued by Northrop Grumman to Blom and further enhances the strong business relationship built between the two companies.

For further information please contact:

Håkon Jacobsen, COO Blom ASA
Tel: +47 22 13 19 20

About BLOM
Blom is a leading European service provider within acquisition, processing and modelling of geographic information. Blom maintains unique European databases with collections of map, images and models. With particular focus on online services, Blom provides data and solutions to customers in government, enterprise and consumer markets and enables partners to create applications using Blom’s databases, location based services and navigation solution. Blom has more than 1,150 employees and subsidiaries in 13 countries. The company headquarter is located in Oslo, Norway. Blom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker BLO). For more information, visit

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