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Northrop Grumman Wins Support Contract for Navigation Systems On U.S. Navy Ships and Submarines

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 8, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a delivery order for the fifth year of a five-year contract to provide technical, logistics and material support for navigation systems installed on U.S. Navy ships and submarines.

The delivery order, valued at $15.5 million, was awarded to Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit by Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa., under a firm fixed-price performance-based logistics (PBL) contract.

Under the contract, Sperry Marine will supply material management, configuration management and program management services for the AN/WSN-7 inertial navigation systems, and the AN/BPS-15 and AN/BPS-16 submarine radar systems. The current award also includes funding for initial support of installed steering systems on guided-missile destroyers and scalable integrated bridge systems on destroyers and cruisers.

"Over the past four years of this PBL contract, Sperry Marine has established an outstanding record of performance in support of these mission-critical products in the fleet," said Jeff Holloway, director for Sperry Marine's U.S. defense business development, marketing and sales. "We have consistently achieved 100 percent on-time delivery to surface and submarine forces under this contract."

Sperry Marine, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., and with major engineering and support offices in New Malden, United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany, provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry with customer service and support through offices in 16 countries, sales representatives in 47 countries and authorized service depots in more than 250 locations worldwide.

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.

For commercial sales inquiries, contact Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine by phone, +1 (434) 974-2656 or by e-mail, sales_commercial@sperry.ngc.com. For military sales inquiries, call +1 (434) 974-2134 or e-mail sales_military@sperry.ngc.com. Visit our Web site at www.sperrymarine.northropgrumman.com.

CONTACT:  Jim Rhodes
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          +1 (757) 451-0602
          jrhodes@rhodescomm.com  
   
          Tom Delaney 
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          +1 (410) 993-6454 
          thomas.delaney@ngc.com