EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 27, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced its Bat(tm) line of small unmanned air systems (UAS). The Bat(tm) systems will have wingspans ranging from 6.5 to 33.2 feet.

The Bat(tm) UAS product line is the formerly known KillerBee product line recently acquired by Northrop Grumman from Swift Engineering. Northrop Grumman is engaging Swift Engineering to continue to work on design refinement, product line development, flight test support and manufacturing. Product development will be managed by Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector.

"The Bat(tm) family of small unmanned air systems will be ideally suited to today's irregular warfare environment, offering real-time ISR, communications relay and strike capabilities," said Corey Moore, vice president of Advanced Concepts-Air and Land Systems for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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 Aerospace Systems
          (310) 331-3616