BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- In a move to better serve its customer base for electronic warfare simulation systems in the Australasian region, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has selected Daronmont Technologies to provide a range of engineering services and support.

The two companies have established a U.S. State Department-approved Technical Assistance Agreement under which Australia-based Daronmont Technologies will provide comprehensive in-country engineering services in support of the range of stimulation products produced by Northrop Grumman's Amherst Systems business unit.

"This agreement demonstrates Amherst Systems' commitment to providing its customers with the highest-quality support services available," said Jeff Palombo, general manager of Amherst Systems. "We're very fortunate to be able to provide access to the capabilities of Daronmont, one of the region's leading engineering problem solvers for large corporate, defense and government clients."

"As a highly specialized engineering company in the defense industry, the establishment of this arrangement represents a significant step forward for Daronmont and for the future support and development of radio frequency stimulation and capability in Australia," said Rob Hanna, managing director of Daronmont.

Daronmont Technologies is a wholly Australian-owned company specializing in all engineering facets of complex electronics and software-intensive systems, system upgrades and system interfaces. Formed in 1989 to provide consultancy services, the company developed a focus and increasing emphasis on high-technology scope-of-work type programs particularly in surveillance, communications and information systems applications.

Based in Buffalo, N.Y., Northrop Grumman's Amherst Systems unit is a world leader in the design, manufacture, installation and support of state-of-the-art electronic warfare signal simulator systems. Amherst Systems produces deployable simulators for use on test and training ranges at military installations worldwide, as well as electronic warfare warning systems, infrared/ultraviolet missile approach sensors, and radar-warning receivers and jamming systems. Its simulators are in use internationally in such countries as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy and other NATO countries.

Amherst Systems is a component of the Northrop Grumman's Baltimore, Md.-based Electronic Systems sector-a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of defense and commercial electronic systems, including airborne radar, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, communications systems, space sensors, marine and naval systems, government systems and logistic services.