HERNDON, Va., March 30, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The U.S Air Force has selected a team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide educational and training services at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, GA, under a contract valued at $43 million over five years.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman's Technical Services sector will lead a team that will provide educational and training services, including career development and tuition assistance counseling, to both military and civilian personnel at Robins Air Force Base and associated tenant commands. The team includes Eagle Systems and Services, Inc., Standard Technology, Inc. and the Graduate School USDA.

"This contract award culminates a two-year team effort working with an established and valued customer," said Vic Obringer, program team leader for Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "We look forward to providing the highest quality service to the military and civilian personnel serving at Robins Air Force Base."

Northrop Grumman Technical Services was formed in 2006 to address the rapidly expanding logistics support, sustainment and technical services markets. It leverages core capabilities across multiple programs and its approximate 15,000 employees to provide innovative solutions and world-class support to its customers.

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 approximately 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.