MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 24, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Representatives from Northrop Grumman Corporation - the largest defense company in Nebraska - and senior government officials will take part in a ceremony to break ground on a new high-tech facility that will consolidate Northrop Grumman's current local operations from four sites to a single headquarters near Offutt Air Force Base.

  What:              Groundbreaking Ceremony
                    (Photo Opportunities)

 When:              Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004
                    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

 Where:             Northrop Grumman
                    Highway 370 and 30th Street
                    Bellevue, Nebraska

 Special guests:    Mike Johanns, Governor of Nebraska
                    Mike Fahey, Mayor of Omaha
                    Jerry Ryan, Mayor of Bellevue
                    Bob Hinson, Northrop Grumman Corporate Lead 
                                Executive for USSTRATCOM

The new 110,000 sq. ft., three-story complex will initially house approximately 400 employees, allowing for expansion to accommodate new business opportunities. The building will be constructed and owned by Opus Corporation and is scheduled to be complete by fall of 2005.

  CONTACT:  Marynoele Benson
          Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
          (703) 741-7723