HERNDON, Va., Oct. 22, 2008 -- The U.S. Department of State has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a task order under the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) contract to provide equipment and logistics services.

The firm-fixed-price task order is worth more than $36 million over a five-month period.

"Northrop Grumman's vast capabilities allow us to quickly and efficiently meet the growing needs of the ACOTA program," said Mike Roberts, Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector's Training and Simulation Group vice president and general manager. "We are a proud contractor of the ACOTA team, successfully planning and executing over 500 training events and exercises in 14 African partner nations."

Under the terms of the ACOTA task order, Northrop Grumman and its teammate Fairfax, Va.-based ManTech will procure and transport equipment and supplies for African partner nations under the U.S. Department of State's ACOTA program. Work will be performed at Northrop Grumman's facility in Leavenworth, Kan.

"Our ACOTA team has set a bar for superior performance across the African continent," said Rod Low, Northrop Grumman Technical Services' program manager for the contract. "With our team, the State Department gains the benefit of continuity of services under a single contract provided by a trusted contractor with proven performance."

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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