HERNDON, Va., April 22, 2010 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) a one-year $50 million contract extension to provide operation, maintenance and engineering support for the Combined Tactical Training Range (CTTR).

Northrop Grumman is in the fifth year of providing services under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, which was awarded in 2005. The contract is valued at $217 million over five years.

CTTR provides both live and virtual training environments for the U.S. Navy's tactical aviation training in Fallon, Nev., Yuma, Ariz., Miramar, Calif., El Centro, Calif., Cherry Point, N.C., Oceana, Va., Key West, Fla., Ocala, Fla., and Beaufort, S.C.

Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor whose teammates include Arcata Associates, Las Vegas; Westech International, Albuquerque, N.M.; Veteran Enterprise Technology Services LLC, Tucson, Ariz.; and Chugach Management Services Inc., Anchorage, Alaska.

"Supporting CTTR for the U.S. Navy allows us to work shoulder to shoulder with our country's service members ensuring combat aviators train under the most realistic conditions," said Wes Jarmulowicz, Northrop Grumman Technical Services CTTR program manager. "We are proud to support a 'train like you fight' mentality required by Naval/Marine Corps aviators ensuring they are prepared for any situation they find themselves in."

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.

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          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
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          Leah Smith
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
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