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Northrop Grumman Receives Contract to Provide Electronic Combat Systems for Republic of Korea F-15K Aircraft

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 28, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has won a $74.6 million contract to provide 21 ALQ-135M electronic combat systems for the Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K.

"The selection of the ALQ-135M affirms Northrop Grumman's position as the supplier of electronic warfare solutions for the worldwide F-15 fleet," said Mark Kula, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Radio Frequency Combat and Information Systems business unit. "The ALQ-135M is key to maintaining the F-15's unparalleled air dominance record."

Northrop Grumman's AN/ALQ-135M is a fully automatic, internally-mounted electronic combat system that prioritizes, manages, and defeats multiple threats simultaneously. The latest configuration improves on heritage ALQ-135 systems by replacing multiple processors with a new PowerPC(tm)-based system that offers significant speed and memory enhancements. The ALQ-135M also makes use of sophisticated microwave power module (MPM) transmitter technology to reduce weight and boost performance. Deliveries will start in February 2010 and be completed by October 2011.

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:  Paul C. Cabellon
          Northrop Grumman Corporation
          (410) 765-7192
          paul.cabellon@ngc.com

          Ken Beedle
          Northrop Grumman Corporation
          +44 207 747 1910
	  +44 778 717 4092
          Ken.beedle@euro.ngc.com