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Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Foreign Military Sales Support


RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to provide management and technical support for foreign military sales (FMS). The contract has a potential total value of more than $43 million, if all options are exercised.

FMS is a government-to-government program for selling defense equipment, services and training that furthers national security and foreign policy objectives.

The firm-fee, fixed-price contract - officially called Team Ships, Program/Project Management, Surface (PMS) 326 Professional Services/Program and Financial Management and Engineering Services - was awarded by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) under the SeaPort-e contract vehicle. It includes one base year valued at $10 million, which could be extended up to three years, bringing the potential total value to more than $43 million. Northrop Grumman and its team will provide FMS case management, project management and technical support for ships and ship systems for the PMS 326 office.

"Northrop Grumman is a world leader in FMS support, and our world-class team has a long history of supporting our NAVSEA FMS efforts," said Larry Peters, senior program manager for international security assistance programs for Northrop Grumman. "We are pleased to continue this very important partnership with Team Ships, PMS 326 and to support their mission of providing combat-ready ships and stations to the world's fleet."

More than 28 percent of the work will be performed by small business, contributing to NAVSEA's SeaPort-e small business goals.

The Northrop Grumman team includes BAE Systems Applied Technologies, Rockville, Md.; Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va.; CACI Technologies, Inc., Chantilly, Va.; The Columbia Group, Washington, D.C.; Command Decisions Systems and Solutions (CDS(2)), Clifton, Va.; Scientific Management Associates (SMA, Inc.), Alexandria, Va.; TeleCommunication Systems, Annapolis, Md.; T-Solutions, Inc., Chesapeake, Va.; K-Force Government Solutions and Nortel Government Solutions, both of Fairfax, Va.; and Applied Management Corporation, Basic Engineering Concepts and Technologies, Inc., (BecTech), Delta Resources, Inc., EDO Professional Technologies, Inc., General Dynamics Information Technology, and ROH, Inc., all of Arlington, Va.

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.

CONTACT: George I. Seffers
         Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
         (703) 345-8548

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