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Northrop Grumman Awarded Translation and Interpretation Services Subcontract

HERNDON, Va., April 28, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a subcontract as part of the Global Linguist Solutions LLC (GLS) team to provide management of translation and interpretation services for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Interpreter and Translator Management Services-Iraq indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity subcontract provides a potential value of approximately $135 million over a 5-year period to the Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector.

The contract expands Northrop Grumman's support of OIF linguist operations. The GLS team, which includes Northrop Grumman and 11 other subcontractors, will employ approximately 7,000 locally hired Iraqi citizens and more than 2,000 U.S. citizens as interpreters.

"Linguist services are crucial to supporting the warfighter, and we believe our experience and proven personnel will benefit the entire team," said Ryan Piano, Northrop Grumman's INSCOM Interpreter and Translator Management Services program manager. "Being involved with this program shows the value Northrop Grumman brings to the customer in linguist operations."

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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.

CONTACT:  Susan Idziak
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
          (703) 713-4488
          susan.idziak@ngc.com

          Leah Smith
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
          (703) 713-4616
          leah.smith@ngc.com