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Northrop Grumman Delivers Command-and-Control System to Slovakia

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, May 10, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered a military command-and-control system to Slovakia, the second in Eastern Europe that is fully compatible with U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization systems.

The National Military Command Center system, developed by the company's Mission Systems sector, merges data from multiple sources and displays a common operational picture to give military commanders the information and situational awareness they need to plan, execute and manage military operations. The system includes the Interoperable C4I Services (ICS) server and the Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC) workstation -- a commercial system developed by Northrop Grumman to provide a national capability and interoperability with the U.S. Department of Defense's Global Command and Control System.

"Delivery of this military command center to Slovakia reflects the increasing importance of Eastern Europe in this new era of trans-Atlantic unity," said Barry Rhine, vice president and general manager of the Mission Systems sector's Defense Mission Systems. "Northrop Grumman continues to demonstrate its leadership in support of this strategic area of U.S. national policy."

At the April 26 ceremony, Slovak officials demonstrated the system with an interactive presentation of air and land forces over Slovakia and the surrounding area. Lt. Gen. Charles L. Johnson II, U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center commander, presented a certificate and ceremonial key to the facility to Minister of Defense Juraj Liska, and in turn to Maj. Gen. L'ubomir Bulik, Chief of the General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces.

Under contract to the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Northrop Grumman Mission Systems developed, integrated, installed and tested the National Military Command Center system. Over the next six months, the sector will provide on-site support and help train Slovak soldiers to use the system and provide off-site help desk support through April 2007.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, based in Reston, Va., is a global integrator of complex, mission-enabling systems and services for defense, intelligence and civil government markets. The sector's technology leadership and expertise spans areas such as strategic systems, including intercontinental ballistic missiles; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; command and control; technical services; and training.

CONTACT:  Janis Lamar
          Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
          (703) 345-7046
          janis.lamar@ngc.com