RESTON, Va., Oct. 26, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) tonight honored fourteen suppliers whose technical innovation and quality products and services have contributed significantly to the success of Northrop Grumman and its customers.

Northrop Grumman presented 2006 Supplier Excellence Awards to: Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.; IBM U.S. Federal, Bethesda, Md.; Schafer Corp., Huntsville, Ala.; Dynamic Details, Inc., Milpitas, Calif.; UltraEx, Inc., Hayward, Calif.; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Va.; OptiMetrics, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.; Phase IV Systems, Inc., Huntsville; L-3 Communications Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Sumaria Systems, Inc., Danvers, Mass.; Silicon Turnkey Solutions, Inc., Fremont, Calif.; ML Technologies, Inc., Idaho Falls, Idaho; McCallie Associates, Inc., Bellevue, Mass.; and Gormly International, Inc., Chula Vista, Calif.

"We are proud to honor these fourteen companies for their excellent performance," said Jerry Agee, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector. "They are a vital asset to our company, to our customers and, ultimately, to our country."

The Supplier Excellence Awards recognize outstanding suppliers in four categories: services suppliers, development suppliers, production suppliers and socio-economic suppliers. The selected suppliers met the highest criteria for delivery, quality, cost and schedule management, and customer satisfaction.

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

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          Northrop Grumman Mission Systems 
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