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Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman UK Wins Contract for Brunei Joint Operations Centre C4ISR System

LONDON - Jan. 15, 2010 - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded the contract by the Ministry of Defence of Brunei Darussalam to provide a Joint Operations Centre command and control capability for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF). The contract, which will be undertaken by Northrop Grumman UK, will include the supply of an integrated Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) headquarters system and a deployable Joint Operations Centre (JOC) together with the provision of training and in-country support.

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The JOC will provide the RBAF with a facility that will deliver command and control capability for military commands and civil organisations at both national and international level, and will be interoperable with its NATO and ASEAN allies and coalition partners.

A total of 14 potential vendors from around the world participated in the competition. This award follows the completion of a rigorous phase of system assessment in which Northrop Grumman successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its technical solution.

"We are delighted to have been selected to provide this important enhancement to Brunei's defence capabilities. It will not only help improve national security and the protection of its natural resources but also will allow the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) to be a lead nation in regional and coalition activities," said Paul Davison, director Defence Systems Europe for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "This further endorses our proven capability as a C4I solution provider and the already successful deployment of our strategic command and control systems around the world supporting international operations. We look forward to working with Brunei industry and to supporting the RBAF for the full life cycle of this programme."

The core solution for the Brunei JOC will be Northrop Grumman's International-Joint Operational Command and Control System, which incorporates the company's industry leading software applications Command and Control for the PC (C2PC) and Interoperable C4I Services (ICS). These are currently deployed in more than 40 countries with 100,000 users, making them among the most successful and widely used applications for strategic command and control systems worldwide. The system applications are regularly upgraded to keep them at the forefront of technical capability, whilst maintaining interoperability to international standards.

Together, C2PC and ICS provide a seamless top-to-bottom architecture for command and control, from the strategic and operational levels down to the dismounted soldier. C2PC provides a common tactical picture for operational command and control, improving situational awareness and enhancing operational and tactical decision making. ICS synchronises data enabling the common operating picture to be controlled and configured to meet user requirements.

Northrop Grumman in the UK is delivering similar systems to other customers worldwide. C2PC and ICS currently provide the user interface and core functionality for many operational command systems around the world, including NATO's Maritime Command & Control System, the UK MoD's Joint Operations Command System and Royal Navy Command Support System. ICS is also the core application for both the US' joint and maritime Global Command and Control Systems and continues to be at the heart of the UK's next generation of joint command and control support programme.

Northrop Grumman is well established in the UK with a heritage spanning nearly 100 years. It 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, unmanned ground vehicle systems, C4ISR solutions and mission planning, IT systems and software development, aircraft whole life support and airport security solutions.

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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Brunei Joint Operations Centre C4ISR System Contract
The contract signing ceremony was held on Jan. 15, 2010 at MINDEF's Officers' Mess at Bolkiah Garrison. Pictured are (from left): Hajah Suriyah, Director of Finance and Acquisition; Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat, Permanent Secretary, Brunei Ministry of Defence; Kevin Squibb, Head of Commercial, Northrop Grumman Information Systems Europe; and Paul Davison, managing director, Northrop Grumman Information Systems Europe.