HERNDON, Va., Oct. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded an aviation maintenance-training contract by Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Stratford, Conn. to provide maintenance training to U.S. armed forces.

Five companies will compete for task orders under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity U.S. Army Aviation Joint Administrative Management Support Services contract. Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector, as a subcontractor to Sikorsky Support Services, has the potential to win approximately $80 million in task orders over 10 years.

As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman has the potential to provide aviation maintenance training for multiple helicopter airframes. This training includes front-end analysis, design, and multimedia production and products.

"Northrop Grumman's experience with aviation maintenance training for the Army, including our support to the Training and Doctrine Command, provides our troops with the essential technical training and education they need to better maintain helicopters in the field," said Kent Schneider, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Defense Enterprise Solutions business unit.

Work on the contract could be performed at several U.S. Army sites, and Army Reserve and National Guard organizations.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 713-4675

          Christy Whitman
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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