Northrop Grumman Awarded Navy Aircraft Maintenance and Modification Contract

HERNDON, Va., July 12, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Navy's Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Va., has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide maintenance, modification, and upgrade work for E-2C and C-2A aircraft under the Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet program.

The $32 million contract value covers a base year and four option years.

"This work will provide the Navy with higher levels of aircraft flight availability," said Bill Brofft, Northrop Grumman area manager for Norfolk. "It also gives us the opportunity to continue providing this valued customer with mission-critical skills and capabilities."

Northrop Grumman has provided aircraft support services to the Navy in the Norfolk area for the past 35 years, since the introduction of the E-2C Hawkeye. Hawkeye is the Navy's stalwart airborne early warning and battle management system. This past April, Northrop Grumman also rolled-out the first of two E-2D Advanced Hawkeye test aircraft. The Northrop Grumman-built C-2A Greyhound is a twin-engine cargo aircraft designed to provide critical logistics support to carriers.

"Whether it's for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army, or our nation's Special Operations Forces, Northrop Grumman delivers complete life-cycle support for aircraft and other military platforms," said Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering Group. "Over the years we've been involved in developing and building most of our nation's preeminent aircraft. Because of that experience, we're uniquely qualified to keep these valuable assets performing to standard, while extending their life-cycle, providing additional benefits to our valued customer and the American taxpayer."

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

For more information visit www.northropgrumman.com

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