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Peter Dohle Signs Fleetwide Service Contract With Northrop Grumman


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 9, 2007 -- Peter Dohle Schiffahrt, a Hamburg, Germany-based shipping fleet operator, has signed a new service contract with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for its diversified fleet of ships.

Under the service agreement, Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit will be responsible for all shipboard service, support and maintenance for bridge navigation and communication electronics, including required annual gyrocompass inspections. The Sperry Marine service program will initially cover more than 100 of Peter Dohle's existing ships and will extend to newbuilds as they come out of warranty.

Sperry Marine will perform onboard service for the Peter Dohle ships through its international network of over 200 service locations in all of the world's major seaports. Sperry Marine will use its advanced Web-based service program to ensure prompt and efficient shipboard service throughout the world.

"Shipboard service is one of our core business areas at Sperry Marine," said Andy Fraser, director of worldwide customer service for Sperry Marine. "We have similar service agreements with a number of other major shipping fleets around the world. Our comprehensive network of parts distribution systems, service depots, repair workshops and centralized dispatch centers is unmatched in the marine electronics industry."

Founded in 1956, Hamburg-based Peter Dohle Schiffahrt operates a diversified fleet of nearly 200 vessels, consisting mainly of container vessels, coasters and bulk carriers up to Panamax size.

Sperry Marine, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., and with major engineering and support offices in New Malden, United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany, provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry with customer service and support through offices in 16 countries, sales representatives in 47 countries and authorized service depots in more than 250 locations worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion 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.

For commercial sales inquiries, contact Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine by phone, +1 (434) 974-2656 or by e-mail, sales_commercial@sperry.ngc.com. For military sales inquiries, call +1 (434) 974-2134 or e-mail sales_military@sperry.ngc.com. Visit our Web site at www.sperrymarine.northropgrumman.com.

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