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Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Expands Presence in India and Opens New Delhi Office

NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 7, 2007 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) India-based executives Commodore Gyanendra Sharma, managing director India, and Joe Parsley, vice-president India and South Asia, met senior customers and industry partners at a reception held today in New Delhi to mark the company's expanding presence in India and the opening of its office there.

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"India represents one of Northrop Grumman's largest potential growth markets for defense products in Asia," said John Brooks, vice-president business development for Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems and president Northrop Grumman International Inc. "The presence of Joe Parsley and the recent appointment of Commodore Sharma reflect the importance we are placing on supporting India's growing defense and aerospace requirements. Our objective here is to develop a business where capabilities can grow and shape the markets for our customers."

Both Commodore Sharma and Joe Parsley will work to establish a strong local presence and working relationships with the Government of India, Indian Navy and Air Force military staffs as well as industry partnerships to strengthen the company's ability to pursue new business opportunities in India.

Northrop Grumman capabilities include a wide range of system solutions from space-borne surveillance, airborne early warning and control, fighter aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles, to naval surface and sub-surface ships and ship systems, information technology and the expanding area of network-centric operations.

"India is an important market in which we have considerable capabilities to offer, and the office in New Delhi will enable us to expand our regional presence and strengthen relationships with customers," said Brian Morra, vice president business development and strategic planning for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector. "We have a solid business plan and a long-term view of the market, and the people that have been selected to lead our presence in India and drive our business are talented professionals with a proven track record for generating results."

Northrop Grumman is not new to the India defense market. Its close relationship with India goes back more than 25-years with support for a variety of defense programs across all three armed services as well as strategic industrial partnerships with four Indian technology companies.

Commodore Sharma, who joined the company in September as managing director in India for Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, has had a distinguished career, spanning 34 years, with the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and Ministry of Defence. He has held appointments in the Indian Naval Headquarters, including Director of Naval Air Staff, Director of Aircraft Acquisition, and Deputy Director General Defence Planning Staff.

Parsley has been resident in India since June when he was appointed vice- president of India and South Asia for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. Previously, he was director of Land Forces marketing and business development. Before joining Northrop Grumman, he served with the United States Air Force in various leadership positions including a seven-year assignment at NATO and USAF headquarters in Europe.

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.

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India Reception
Celebrating Northrop Grumman's India Office Opening (pictured from left to right) -- Northrop Grumman International, Inc. Manager Woolf Gross, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Vice President Joe Parsley, Naval Foundation of India President K.K. Nayyar, Northrop Grumman International, Inc. and Integrated Systems Vice President for Business Development John Brooks, Mrs. KumKum Sharma, Northrop Grumman India Office Managing Director Commodore (Ret'd) Gyanendra Sharma, United States Embassy US Naval Attache Captain and Mrs. Larry Gillis.

NGC Embassy
U.S. Embassy Commercial Affairs Supports Opening -- Northrop Grumman's India team was joined by officials from the United States Embassy, marking the opening of the company's India office. Pictured (left to right) US Embassy Deputy Commercial Counselor Dale Tasharski, Northrop Grumman India Office Managing Director Commodore (Ret'd) Gyanendra Sharma, Northrop Grumman International, Inc. and Integrated Systems Vice President for Business Development John Brooks, US Embassy Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs Carmine D'Aloisio, US Embassy Defense and Army Attache Colonel Frank L. Rindone and Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Vice President Joe Parsley.

Gyanendra Sharma
Retired India Navy Commodore Gyanendra Sharma welcomes military, government, and business leaders to the Nov. 7, 2007 reception. marking the opening of Northrop Grumman's office in Delhi, India. Sharma is the new managing director.