MEDIA ADVISORY, Dec. 3, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- News media are invited to participate in a teleconference call to be hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Company. Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO and President Ronald D. Sugar and Raytheon Company CEO and President William H. Swanson will discuss today's $4 billion contract win to develop and test the new Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) program for the Missile Defense Agency.

  Date:                            Dec. 3, 2003
 Time:                            5:45 p.m. EST
 Subject:                         $4 billion KEI contract win
 Dial-in number:                  (800) 901-5247
 International dial-in number:    (617) 786-4501
 Participant pass code:           40298276

Northrop Grumman's Web site ( ) will simulcast the conference call. The call will be archived at the Web site for one week.

A replay of the call also will be available for seven days by calling (888) 286-8010. International callers should dial (617) 801-6888. Use pass code 90352923 for the replay.

  CONTACTS:  Northrop Grumman:   Frank Moore       (310) 201-3335
                               Marynoele Benson  (703) 741-7723

                   Raytheon:   Sara Hammond      (520) 794-7810