BALTIMORE, Jan. 15, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Sensors and Systems Sector (ES3) has delivered an airport surveillance radar for the Palm Springs, Calif., International Airport that is expected to be operational by late January.

Under a contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the ASR-9 radar was delivered to Palm Springs Dec. 19. Contract terms were not disclosed. Funding for this installation was appropriated during the last congressional session.

"We are pleased to be a partner with the FAA in providing a viable, quick reaction solution to the radar surveillance needs at Palm Springs," said Donald Wilhelm, Northrop Grumman's vice president - Airspace Management Systems. "Our high-performance ASR-9 installation will enable air traffic controllers to more accurately and reliably manage aircraft operating in the terminal approach and departure areas."

A world leader in air traffic control (ATC) systems, Northrop Grumman has designed, developed and produced a total of 135 ASR-9 radars for the FAA and the Department of Defense. An additional 18 systems have been supplied to various international customers.

The company's Baltimore-based ES3 supplies a broad range of customer-tailored ATC systems to the U.S. and more than 20 other countries. Park Air Electronics Ltd., one of the company's United Kingdom-based subsidiaries, has installed ATC communications equipment in more than 150 countries. Northrop Grumman's wholly-owned subsidiary, Oslo, Norway-based Navia Aviation AS, is a leading supplier of instrument landing systems, digital voice switching systems and ATC systems for commercial aviation worldwide.

Northrop Grumman's ES3 is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of defense electronics and systems, precision weapons, airspace management systems, space systems, marine systems, logistic systems, and automation and information systems.

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