CANBERRA, Australia – Feb. 26, 2014 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has awarded contracts to several Australian suppliers as the company continues to grow its footprint in the country.

"Northrop Grumman's growing business opportunities in Australia are a vital component of our future strategic goals," said Ian Irving, chief executive Australia, Northrop Grumman. "Awards to these outstanding Australian suppliers show the full breadth of our commitment to Australian industry and their development of world class capabilities."

The awards were made in conjunction with the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation's Australian Global Supply Chain Deed program. Companies receiving awards include: Ferra Engineering Pty. Ltd of Tingalpa, Queensland, for work on 58 part types on the F-18 program; Ultra Electronics of Mawson Lakes, South Australia, for a Gap Analysis Study on the Triton program; Sentient Vision Systems of Port Melbourne, Victoria, for a Compatibility Study on the Triton Program; Quintessence Labs of Acton, Australian Capital Territory, for a Capability Verification Activity; iWebgate Technology of Perth, Western Australia, for a Capability Demonstrator Activity; Electro Optic Space System of Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory, for expanded work to study Space Debris; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology of Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace research Centre, Bundoora, Victoria, for a Triton Airworthiness Study.

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