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Northrop Grumman Awarded Army Security Assistance Training Contract

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 13, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Center has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to support the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (USASATMO).

Under the terms of the five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple-award contract, which has a ceiling value of $140 million, Northrop Grumman will support training, logistics and maintenance of selected friendly foreign military and paramilitary forces through the use of security assistance teams.

Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor, partnered with System Studies and Simulations, Huntsville, Ala.; NEK Advanced Securities Group, Albuquerque, N.M.; and RLM Communications, Fayetteville, N.C.

"Undoubtedly, our proven ability to prepare, manage and deploy, highly capable training teams into theatres of operation will benefit USASATMO," said Randall Perry, Northrop Grumman Technical Services program manager for the contract. "Northrop Grumman has the proven experience providing real world solutions for national defense, intelligence and other high-priority government missions."

USASATMO deploys and sustains security assistance teams in support of U.S. foreign policy and national interests. Teams are organized to support mobile training, extended training service and technical assistance. These teams provide technical and training support as well as assistance to foreign military forces using equipment and technology supplied by the United States.

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

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