EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 29, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed John Brooks to the position of vice president of international business development and president of Northrop Grumman International Inc.

Brooks will report to Bill Schaefer, sector vice president of business development for the company's Integrated Systems sector. He brings extensive experience in international relations from a decorated career in the U.S. Air Force.

"John has demonstrated a commitment to excellence not only in developing business opportunities, but also in leading programs and sector initiatives across the company," said Schaefer. "His superb understanding of the market and our customers has helped ensure a level of functional discipline needed to expand our opportunities in a strategic and focused approach."

In his new role, Brooks will be responsible for business development of the sector's international programs, including E-2C, Advanced Hawkeye, Global Hawk, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS), Joint STARS, Fire Scout, Hunter, F-35, and F/A-18.

Brooks joined Northrop Grumman in 2000 and most recently served as director of business development for the company's Washington D.C. office and for its Air Force and Air National Guard programs. He played a critical role in meeting Department of Defense acquisition and congressional challenges, resolving competing priorities, and reprioritizing the tasking of the Washington office and field personnel.

Before joining Northrop Grumman, Brooks spent 28 years in the Air Force, retiring as major general and special assistant to the chief of staff. He earned a bachelor's degree from Roanoke College and a master's degree from Central Michigan University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the University of Illinois and the National Security Program at Harvard University.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT:  Edward Levy
          Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems
          (310) 331-1833
          edward.levy@ngc.com