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Northrop Grumman-Led Team to Compete For Space Based Radar Program

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Feb. 10, 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has assembled a best-of-industry team to compete to develop the Space Based Radar (SBR) system. SBR is a transformational program designed to bring global, persistent surveillance to military and intelligence community users. The system will be an integral component of the nation's future integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) network.

"Northrop Grumman will lead an extraordinary coalition of companies that have come together to apply the nation's best capabilities to develop SBR," said Wes Bush, president of Northrop Grumman Space Technology. "We are delighted to be working with The Boeing Company, Raytheon, General Dynamics, and BAE Systems to bring the best system solution to our customer."

Northrop Grumman, as prime contractor and systems integrator, will provide the ground segment, user segment and operations and support elements.

The Boeing Company is responsible for the design, development and production of the SBR space segment including launch vehicle integration. "We will apply our extensive satellite and large-scale systems integration expertise to ensure the successful development, launch and operation of the SBR system," said Roger Roberts, senior vice president, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. "We're proud to be part of a program that is providing a global capability for better protecting our nation."

Raytheon Company will provide global mission and system management, and support to other ground segment elements. "Raytheon brings a wealth of legacy systems experience to the Northrop Grumman team," said Mike Keebaugh, president of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. "Raytheon will use this experience to enable the Northrop Grumman team to provide a horizontally integrated ground segment that satisfies the complex requirements of both national users and warfighters."

General Dynamics Corporation will provide mission and ground systems analysis and mission data processing elements. "General Dynamics' deep ISR domain expertise, discriminating technology in areas such as remote sensing, mission data processing and architecture engineering will provide the Northrop Grumman team additional key capabilities to guarantee the best possible mission solution for our customers," said Robert A. Pattishall, vice president and general manager of the General Dynamics team supporting Northrop Grumman on SBR.

BAE Systems brings core competencies in innovative, large-scale, information storage and retrieval technologies to SBR. "We are delighted to be a member of the Northrop Grumman team," stated Bill Ballhaus, president of BAE Systems Mission Solutions. "We look forward to applying our expertise in enterprise architecture and large-scale information systems to design and deliver the archive and dissemination functions within the SBR ground segment."

Announcement of this best-of-industry team represents the culmination of a partner selection process focused on achieving the end users' requirements. "Structuring the industrial teaming approach to SBR requires a comprehensive system view - not just a satellite perspective," said Bush. "In addition to the capabilities of our partners, we are bringing the tremendous resources of Northrop Grumman Corporation to support this program. This team brings the best experience, technology base, and demonstrated performance capability to assure mission success for the end users."

About Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

About The Boeing Company

The Boeing Company is the world's leading aerospace company, with its heritage mirroring the history of flight. It is the largest manufacturer of satellites, commercial jetliners and military aircraft. The company is also a global market leader in missile defense, human space flight and launch services. In terms of sales, Boeing is the largest U.S. exporter. Total company revenues for 2003 were $50.5 billion.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.

About General Dynamics

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 67,600 people worldwide and had 2003 revenue of $16.6 billion. The company has leading market positions in land and amphibious combat systems, mission critical information systems and technologies, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. BAE Systems Mission Solutions is the forerunner in developing high-quality image exploitation, geospatial information and archiving systems for government and commercial customers. Other major business areas include unsurpassed automated systems for supporting the full spectrum of battle management, mission planning and force execution objectives, and the production of test equipment for advanced electronics systems including aircraft, munitions, spacecraft, and telecommunications.

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Contacts: Bob Bishop
Northrop Grumman Space Technology
(310) 812-5227
bob.j.bishop@ngc.com



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