RESTON, Va., July 2, 2003 -- Vinnell Corporation, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), has been awarded a $48 million contract to train the nucleus of a new Iraqi Army.

Vinnell and its subcontractors began working at various locations in Iraq July 1 under the one-year contract. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Agency Southern Region Contracting Center.

Vinnell's subcontractors are MPRI, Alexandria, Va.; SAIC, San Diego; Eagle Group International, Inc., Atlanta; Omega Training Group, Columbus, Ga.; and Worldwide Language Resources, Inc., Rumford, Maine.

"We are honored to be selected by the U.S. Army for this critical mission, which is part of the intense effort to rebuild Iraq and will help stabilize the region," said A. Thomas Fintel, Vinnell's president. "Our organization has a wealth of experience working in the region and possesses a deep understanding of the people and their culture. With that background, we are confident we can help meet the immediate training needs of this newly formed force."

Vinnell, based in Fairfax, Va., provides foreign military training in support of U.S. government programs and operates and maintains facilities and equipment worldwide for the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Vinnell provides facilities maintenance, utilities operation, civil engineering, transportation management and maintenance, supply services, maintenance of pre-positioned equipment, and personnel support. Vinnell also provides education and vocational training to disadvantaged youth under the Department of Labor's Job Corps program.

Vinnell Corporation is part of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, based in Reston, Va., is a $3.5 billion global integrator of complex, mission-enabling systems and services for defense, intelligence and civil government markets. The sector's technology leadership and expertise spans areas such as strategic systems, including ICBMs; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; command and control; technical services; and training.

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