HERNDON, Va., April 11, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide technical services for the C-5 Galaxy's Avionics Modernization Program and the Reliability Engineering and Re-engining Program. The five-year contract has a base year with four one-year options.

Under the $10 million contract, Northrop Grumman will provide acquisition and engineering analysis management process support, logistics/sustainment technical services, and test planning. The work will be done at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

"We look forward to supporting the Air Force with its priorities for modernization and aircraft sustainment on this workhorse of an aircraft," said Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector's Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering Group.

In performing the work, Northrop Grumman will employ its Enterprise Analysis and Cost Optimization System, a highly successful analytical tool that enables prioritization of modernization and sustainment investments based on aircraft availability, combat capability, total ownership costs and return on investment.

"As the services continue to implement process improvements and best practices to extend the lifespans of military platforms and other assets, we're prepared to offer the best value, proven capabilities and innovative solutions," said Larry Wingate, Northrop Grumman director of Fleet Sustaining Engineering.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT:  Bryan Culbert
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services 
          (703) 713-4488