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Northrop Grumman to Provide New STARLite Radar for U.S. Army Unmanned Vehicle Application

BALTIMORE, April 28, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the U.S. Army Communication-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command to produce the new multi-function radar for the Extended Range/Multi-Purpose Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Radar program.

Under the terms of the initial $42 million contract with the Command's Robotics and Unmanned Systems Program Management Office, Northrop Grumman will deliver 10 STARLite(tm) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)/Ground Moving Target Indication radars to the Army.

"STARLite(tm) will provide precision ground maps and indications of moving targets vital to surveillance and protection of forces on the ground," said Dave Shrum, vice president of Weapons and Sensors for Northrop Grumman's Land Forces Division. "STARLite's light weight will allow its installation on armed UAVs alongside optical sensors, giving our warfighters unprecedented situational awareness and target coordination to reduce the 'kill chain' on a wide variety of UAV and manned systems."

Northrop Grumman currently has a wide range of UAV-based surveillance radars in design, testing or production, aimed at providing for the existing and future tactical surveillance needs of the warfighter from the small unit to both the corps and battle group level.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

CONTACT:  Ellen Hamilton
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems 
          (224) 625-4693

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