HERNDON, Va., Oct. 15, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Information Technology (IT) sector today announced that one of its European subsidiaries has entered into a significant new contract with the NATO C3 Agency (NC3A) on behalf of the participating NATO nations. The total value of the purchase for the IT sector's Logicon Europe Ltd. unit is undisclosed.

Since September 1997, Logicon Europe has been providing its ICS product to the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, as the core component of the Maritime Command & Control Information System (MCCIS). MCCIS is integrated by NATO support staff and includes commercial-off-the-shelf products together with NATO-developed applications. It is installed in every NATO maritime headquarters, which includes more than 300 workstations.

To allow the national command staffs to adopt MCCIS for national, as well as NATO, purposes, NC3A has arranged a central contract called "MCCIS For The Nations" (MFN). This allows individual nations to capitalize on the success of the NATO program, and promotes interoperability among allied forces. Each participating nation commits funds annually to NATO to obtain the right to use a suite of Logicon Europe products in their national MCCIS capabilities.

This award for Logicon Europe is a growth opportunity because nine NATO nations have committed to MFN initially, noted Andrew Farrer, Key Business Accounts manager, Logicon Europe. Others may join at any time, subject to successful negotiation with the NC3A, he added.

"We are very pleased to be a major contributor to the success of the NATO MCCIS program, and even more so now that these nations have committed to making MCCIS a key part of their national command and control scenarios," said Mr. Farrer.

For more information on ICS and related applications, please contact Logicon Europe by e-mail at sales@logicon.eu.com, or telephone +44 (0) 23 8076 0484.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector is a premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. Headquartered in Herndon, the company's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems; health informatics; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services.

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