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Northrop Grumman Wins Support and Maintenance Contract for the U.S. Marine Corps

RESTON, Va., July 27, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a follow-on contract to provide support, maintenance, and refresh services to the U.S. Marine Corps Topographic Production Capability (TPC) Family of Systems, providing unit commanders with the information required to support the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) process.

The total potential value of the TPC contract is $43.5 million over a five-year period.

"Northrop Grumman's TPC program team is highly regarded by the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) community and our previous success has encouraged new and exciting opportunities for supporting the warfighter," said John Olesak, vice president of integrated intelligence for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "This award is a tremendous step for the program and our team looks forward to working with the Marine Corps."

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide support, maintenance, sustainment, and technology refresh services to the Marine Corps.

"This win builds on a decade of experience providing services to the Marine Corps topographic community," said Jim Hyland, TPC program manager for Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "Our legacy continues to lead to new opportunities to support the Marine Corps warfighter and we continue to be proud of the team's accomplishments."

Work on the contract will take place primarily at Northrop Grumman's integration facilities in Stafford, Va. Northrop Grumman's teammates include Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), Redlands, Calif. and Avineon, Alexandria, Va.

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.

CONTACT:  Megan Mitchell
          Northrop Grumman Information Systems
          (703) 556-2737
          megan.mitchell@ngc.com