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Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems to Supply Wide-Area Communications System to Trinidad and Tobago

LONDON - March 13, 2009 - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced that its Europe-based air traffic management system subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by prime contractor Aeronav Group to supply an extended-range VHF communications system to the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The system will deliver ground-to-air voice communications throughout the country's airspace, including the surrounding oceanic area.

"The communications solutions offered by Park Air Systems are unique in their ability to fulfill demanding scenarios such as those found in the Caribbean region, and we look forward to the successful completion of this project," said Charles Houseago, U.K. managing director for Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems. "The Trinidad and Tobago CAA has used our company's products for many years, and it's a great endorsement of both our products and services to have them return to us."

The high-power VHF system will deliver extended range communications; it will be installed for operational use within the Trinidad and Tobago Piarco Flight Information Region (FIR) in 2009 with stations installed in Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, Antigua and Barbados.

The system is centered on Park Air System's PAE T6 range of VHF transmitters and receivers. To achieve the required communication range, high-power variants providing 100 watt-output power have been utilized. Remote management of all the system elements is undertaken using the company's Multi-Access Remote Control (MARC) system to help ensure efficient through life support.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Peterborough, U.K., and in Oslo and Horten, Norway, supplies communication, navigation and surveillance systems for air-space operations worldwide.

In Europe, Northrop Grumman operates from locations in France, Germany, Italy and Norway, providing navigation, air traffic control and postal automation systems. In the U.K., Northrop Grumman operates from primary locations in London, Fareham, Chester, Coventry, New Malden, Peterborough, RAF Waddington and Solihull and provides avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, robotics, C4I solutions and mission planning, aircraft whole life support, IT systems and software development.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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