HERNDON, Va., Nov. 28, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) to provide logistics support services for the Field and Installation Readiness Support Team (FIRST) program.

Northrop Grumman is one of 15 companies awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Army's Southern Region Contracting Center. The contracts have a potential value of more than $9 billion, collectively. The period of the contract is five years, with two one-year options.

Northrop Grumman will provide logistics support including program management and operations, information technology, transportation and supply, field and depot repairs, and Army command-wide enterprise systems program support. The work will be conducted worldwide in support of Army task order requirements.

"Through the FIRST program, the Army customer has a flexible contract vehicle through which to access Northrop Grumman's expert technical services and our large pool of resources," said Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of the Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering Group for Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector. "Our goal is to provide the Army with a broad range of reliable services and support, to put our nation's warfighters in a position for mission success."

Northrop Grumman's teammates include: Data Solution and Technology of Lanham, Md.; ManTech of Chantilly, Va.; MSTI of Fairfax, Va.; Vose Technical Systems of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Native American Technology of Coos Bay, Ore.; CDO Technologies of Dayton, Ohio; LTM, Inc. of Richmond, Va.; VETSS, LLC of Reston, Va.; VT Griffin of Atlanta, Ga.; Dylantic, Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va.; Technical Systems, Inc. of Springfield, Va.

"Our warfighters must have dependable and quality logistics support to sustain the high-tempo operations our military is experiencing," said Vic Obringer, director of Enterprise Logistics Management at Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector. "This contract win demonstrates the Army's confidence in our capabilities to deliver in these areas."

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.

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          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
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          Bryan Culbert
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
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