WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 17, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Jet Airways, India's largest private carrier, has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) latest air data inertial reference units for its new A330-200 aircraft.

"The advanced navigation system technology of our LTN-101E was an important consideration for Jet Airways," said Bob Bushnell, director of marketing and strategic planning at Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division. "It provides the aircraft high dispatch reliability and lower cost of ownership demanded by today's carriers."

Northrop Grumman's LTN-101E inertial reference unit replaces ring-laser gyro technology with fiber-optic gyros and micro-electro mechanical systems silicon accelerometers that are more reliable and easier to maintain. Enhancements over its predecessor, the LTN-101, include a more than 50 percent reduction in electronic modules, faster processors, and a new interface bus that speeds transfer of data within the aircraft.

"Interchangeability with the LTN-101 makes it possible to provide rapid delivery to this important customer," said Tony Gitt, program manager for LTN-101E. The LTN-101E is interchangeable and intermixable with the earlier LTN-101 system utilized on Airbus aircraft, including the A320, A330 and A340.

Utilizing Northrop Grumman's patented AIME(tm) algorithm, the LTN-101E and LTN-101 integrate inertial and GPS measurements to provide highly accurate aircraft position with the highest integrity available.

Northrop Grumman will initially equip each of 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft with a set of three LTN-101 or LTN-101E inertial reference units, with an option to equip an additional 10 aircraft with three inertial reference units each.

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 operates in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

  CONTACT:  Don Barteld
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (818) 712-6179
          don.barteld@ngc.com