RESTON, Va., Aug. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a $69 million delivery order to provide advanced technologies and systems for protecting military troops, facilities and assets at forward-operating bases throughout U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), its sixty-ninth delivery order under the Integrated Base Defense Security System (IBDSS) contract.

Under this delivery order, Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector will provide detection, assessment and surveillance capabilities for the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, primarily in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

The delivery order was awarded by the 642nd Electronic Systems Squadron, Air Force Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. The Center manages the IBDSS contract, a multiple-award acquisition vehicle for meeting installation security requirements worldwide.

"Through this program, Northrop Grumman marks 12 years of near-continuous support for our fighting forces in the region, providing integrated force protection solutions," said Michael Danick, director of Air Force, Army and Marine Corps Programs for Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector. "Working with the Electronic Systems Center, the Army's C-RAM (Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar) program office and the Marine Corps Central Command, we continue to enhance our systems to best meet warfighter demands and protect U.S. and allied people, facilities and assets."

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Base Defense Security System of Systems solution continues to serve as the force protection system of choice in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility.

Northrop Grumman has developed and deployed fixed and relocatable security systems at military and federal installations in more than 18 countries.

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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          Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
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