RESTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently received from the U.S. Department of Defense a contract to upgrade the Consolidated Air Mobility Planning System (CAMPS), making critical planning data readily available across the entire Defense Department.

CAMPS, the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command's command-and-control planning and scheduling system, presents an integrated view of planning and scheduling mobility resources for airlift and tanker aircraft while lowering life cycle costs. It provides one-time data entry, enhances usability and minimizes training requirements by using commercial-off-the-shelf products, online help, and a consistent graphical user interface across all user functions. CAMPS will provide a complete, integrated view of mobility requirements, resources, and commitments, a status of air mobility planning and scheduling activities at each stage from concept initiation through mission closure, and alternative resource options to permit more efficient use of available assets.

CAMPS bolsters airlift and tanker planning, scheduling, analysis, allocation, and mission support requirements for airlift operations, including peacetime, contingency, humanitarian, and wartime operations. CAMPS, and its predecessor, the Combined Mating and Range Planning System, have supported mobility operations for more than 15 years, and CAMPS has been used extensively in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

"CAMPS provides Air Mobility Command with all of its airlift and tanker planning and scheduling across the entire spectrum of operations. By providing this data to users across the entire Defense Department, CAMPS will improve interoperability and situational awareness while saving money and saving decision-making time during high-pressure situations," said Carl Whicker, Northrop Grumman's CAMPS program manager.

The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization awarded the multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract under the General Service Administration's Applications 'N Support for Widely-diverse End-user Requirements (ANSWER) contract vehicle. The award includes a base one-year award of $4 million and two one-year options, which if exercised, would bring the value for Northrop Grumman to $12 million.

Northrop Grumman has served as the CAMPS primary contractor for 15 years, and under this award, will continue maintaining and upgrading CAMPS software, providing on-site customer support and training, and software and hardware fielding support.

The company will also implement a service-oriented, scalable and expandable architecture and network-centric data solutions; develop software in accordance with Air Mobility Command enterprise requirements; and provide a scalable and expandable architecture, Web applications, and consistent access across the Defense Department to relevant, up-to-date, and accurate CAMPS data.

The Northrop Grumman team includes Mosaic, Inc., Oak Hill, Va.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion 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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          Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
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