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Northrop Grumman Awarded Army Tactical Simulation Contract

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Army's Constructive Simulations Division has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide program management, training, testing, information technology and field support to its Tactical Simulation (TACSIM) program. TACSIM is the prime intelligence simulation for the Army as well as the joint services.

Under the terms of the three-year, $9 million contract, Northrop Grumman is responsible for software development and information assurance for TACSIM in Orlando, Fla., as well as support for 10 TACSIM sites worldwide. Northrop Grumman developed TACSIM and has been supporting the program for more than 20 years.

"In today's environment intelligence simulation and training are key force multipliers for successful operations around the globe," said Dave Guerrero, Northrop Grumman Technical Services' TACSIM program manager. "We have many years of experience supporting high fidelity simulations and we continue to apply the latest technologies to intelligence training. We will continue to provide superior program performance to the Army and the joint community for many years to come."

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:  Leah Smith
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
          (703) 713-4616
          leah.smith@ngc.com

          Jeff Lacap
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
          (703) 713-4488
          jeff.lacap@ngc.com