HERNDON, Va., Sept. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a five-year, $110 million contract to continue its support of the U.S. Army's Battle Command Training Branch (BCTB) program. The award was made by Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division in Orlando, Fla. The company has supported the program since its inception in 2001.

The BCTB program provides world-class training and battle simulation services to the Army's III Corps at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss in Texas; Fort Sill in Oklahoma; Fort Carson in Colorado; and Fort Riley in Kansas. Northrop Grumman teammates include General Dynamics, Falls Church, Va.; Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md.; Raytheon, Waltham, Mass.; Blackhawk Management, Houston; and Huckstep Holding Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colo.

"This contract win solidifies our position as the premier provider of battle command training and exercise support," said Mike Roberts, vice president and general manager of Training and Simulation for Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector. "Key to us winning was our past performance and experience in providing Army soldiers, leaders and units with superior, realistic training as part of their preparation for deployment in the global war on terrorism."

"I'm confident that the Northrop Grumman team is truly the best one for our tasks and am pleased to build on the progress that has been made in the past five years," said Georgie McAteer, chief BCTB. "I know that the Northrop Grumman team shares our values and belief that training soldiers is our most important task."

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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