HERNDON, Va., April 8, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a task order under the Communications/Electronics Command (CECOM) Rapid Response (CR2) program to provide analytical, technological and logistics support for the First Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Rome, N.Y., Salt Lake City and McChord Air Force Base, Wash.

The task order, which falls under the eight-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity CECOM CR2 program contract Northrop Grumman won in March 2003, is worth more than $46 million over a two-year period.

Under the terms of the CECOM CR2 task order, Northrop Grumman's Technical Services (TS) sector will provide mission support to First Air Force and its subordinate units for non-combat related functions in order to meet the expanded homeland security mission and Defense Security to Civil Authorities responsibilities assigned to First Air Force. The Northrop Grumman team includes Cubic Applications, Inc., Lacey, Wash., and ARINC, Annapolis, Md.

"One of Northrop Grumman's most important and valued customers is the warfighter," said Don Hansen, CECOM CR2 program site manager for Northrop Grumman. "Working with First Air Force allows us to continue to support the warfighter abroad while doing the same for the men and women who work to keep America safe here on the home front."

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $32 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 Technical Services
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          Leah Smith
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
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