NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 18, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- (WITH PHOTO) Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems sector today announced the appointment of Ivory E. Tucker as vice president of its Norden Systems business unit, effective immediately.

Since 1999, he has served as director of Major Subcontract Management and Administration for the Electronic Systems sector in Baltimore. Mr. Tucker succeeds D. Wayne Snodgrass, who recently was named vice president of Engineering and Manufacturing for the Electronic Systems sector in Baltimore, Md.

As vice president of Norden Systems, Mr. Tucker will oversee the company's diverse aerospace and defense-related electronics engineering and manufacturing activities at Norwalk, which include radar sensors for the U.S. Air Force/U.S. Army Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar Surveillance aircraft as well as airport surface detection radars for the Federal Aviation Administration and other avionics programs.

A 30-year veteran of Northrop Grumman, Mr. Tucker joined the company in 1970 and has held a variety of management positions of increasing responsibility over the years. Mr. Tucker previously served as business manager for electro-optical/infrared products; director of Contracts for the Defensive Systems Division in Rolling Meadows, Ill.; and director of Contracts, Pricing and Subcontract Management at the former Grumman Electronic Systems Division in Bethpage, N.Y.

Mr. Tucker has an extensive background in both domestic and international contracting and subcontracting, strategic alliances, export controls, intellectual property and competitive procurements.

A graduate of Morgan State University with a B.A. in economics, he earned a Doctor of Laws degree in 1977 from Howard University.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., the Electronic Systems sector is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of defense electronics and systems including airborne radar systems, navigation systems, electronic warfare systems, precision weapons, air traffic control systems, air defense systems, communications systems, space systems, marine systems, oceanic and naval systems, logistics systems, and automation and information systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an $18 billion, global defense company with its worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in defense and commercial electronics, systems integration, information technology and nuclear and non-nuclear shipbuilding and systems. With nearly 100,000 employees and operations in 44 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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 Ivory E. Tucker
 Vice President, Norden Systems
 Electronic Systems sector
 Northrop Grumman Corporation
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