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Northrop Grumman Receives Two Contracts for AN/APN-241 Radar Program

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 3, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded two separate contracts from the U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide navigation and weather radars and logistical support for the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard.

The Northrop Grumman AN/APN-241 provides high resolution ground maps, predictive windshear, accurate low level navigation, unprecedented safety-of-flight measures and critical situational awareness, enabling precision aerial drops.

The radar contract is valued at $33.4 million, while the contract for continued logistical support is valued at $9.9 million.

"These two new contract awards are evidence of the continued confidence the Air Force has in our products and services as we continue to support the warfighter," said Guido Sottosanti, Jr., program manager of the AN/APN-241 at Northrop Grumman.

Manufacturing of the radars will take place at company facilities in Norwalk and Baltimore. Deliveries are expected to be completed in 2011.

AN/APN-241 radars have been delivered and installed in over 200 C-130Hs for the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard. Northrop Grumman has delivered over 700 equivalent shipsets of AN/APN-241 hardware in support of C130s and C27s operating around the world today.

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:  Fran Di Meglio
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (203) 852-4823
          fran.dimeglio@ngc.com