HERNDON, Va., Oct. 8, 2008 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide engineering services to the 542nd Combat Sustainment Group at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Ga., that will demonstrate an electronic countermeasures pod concept aimed at increasing operational capability along with improving sustainability and reduced life-cycle costs.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is worth more than $4 million over two years.

Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor, teamed with Raytheon, Goleta, Calif. Work will be performed primarily at the Electronic Warfare Avionics Integration Support Facility at Warner Robins.

"Our team was selected not only because of the tremendous enhancements provided by the digital receiver exciter, but also because of our excellent long-standing performance record supporting our customer," said Kevin Benoit, Northrop Grumman Technical Services program manager for the contract. "We're excited to provide the warfighter with a critical capability update while also maintaining our role as the life cycle support organization of choice for these pods."

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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