BALTIMORE, Sept. 22, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide a new ground-based radar that consolidates four different radar mission areas into one.

The value of the first increment of the system design and development phase is $7.9 million; the total estimated value of the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract is $125 million over 4 years.

The Humvee-mounted Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) uses active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology to provide aircraft detection, tracking and engagement; cruise-missile detection and engagement; ground-weapon location; and military air-traffic control. The G/ATOR's lightweight and modular architecture allows for greater flexibility in adapting it to both existing and new logistics plans, platforms and technologies.

"Being selected for this contract underscores the confidence the U.S. Marines have in Northrop Grumman solutions," said David Shrum, vice president of Land Forces at Northrop Grumman. "G/ATOR builds upon almost twenty years of success in the world of data fusion, correlation, tracking and network connectivity, and more than forty years of experience in building mobile air-defense radars. The G/ATOR is another demonstration of Northrop Grumman's numerous successes in applying state-of-the-art AESA technology to meet the warfighters' needs."

The G/ATOR team, led by prime contractor Northrop Grumman, includes Sensis Corporation, CEA Technologies, Inc., Techrizon (formally Telos) and CAT Logistics.

Northrop Grumman's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of defense and commercial electronic systems, including airborne and ground-based radars, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace-management systems, communications systems, space systems, marine systems, oceanic and naval systems, government systems and logistics services.

Paul C. Cabellon
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
(410) 765-7192