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Northrop Grumman Part of Contractor Team Chosen for Air Force Award

HERNDON, Va., June 11, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Air Force has selected a team that includes Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide engineering and technical services for the Tinker Advisory Assistance Services Contract (TAASC).

The five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract has an initial value of $25 million to Northrop Grumman. The company is subcontractor to Chickasaw Nation Industries (CNI) Aviation, LLC of Ada, Okla., for the work.

Northrop Grumman will perform work in 13 functional support areas, including technical management and logistics, engineering and technical services, aircraft engine sustainment, and planning and analysis.

"With this win, we will build on our trusted partnership that we've developed at Tinker Air Force Base with the U.S. Air Force over the past 25 years," said Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of the Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering Group at Northrop Grumman's Technical Services sector. "What we bring to this contract is tremendous expertise and core competencies in avionics and engineering sustainment services and a relentless focus on providing world-class customer support."

Northrop Grumman has provided weapons systems, commodities, and engine support to numerous Air Force aircraft at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, including B-1, B-2, B-52, E-3, and KC-135 models.

"We're expanding on service offerings with our valued customer through TAASC," said Mark Awtry, program manager for engineering at Northrop Grumman's Technical Services sector. "As the Air Force continues to seek efficiencies and best value for aviation engineering and sustainment services, we stand ready with our teammates to provide proven and reliable support."

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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