HERNDON, Va., Nov. 20, 2009 -- The U.S. National Guard Bureau has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to support the National Guard Bureau Joint Doctrine, Training and Force Development (NGB-J7).

The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is valued at up to $50 million over five years.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will support the planning and execution of programs for joint doctrine, education, training, exercises, assessments and corrective actions for the National Guard Bureau headquarters, Joint Force Headquarters for the States and Territories, and subordinate joint entities.

"Northrop Grumman's training experience and proven personnel will greatly benefit the National Guard in strengthening critical joint force development and training programs," said Ward Critz, Northrop Grumman Technical Services program manager for the contract. "We specialize in developing, planning and executing unmatched military training and we are postured to provide superior training in the homeland security and homeland defense arenas."

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT:  Jeff Lacap
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services 

          Leah Smith
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services 
          (703) 713-4616