DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector today announced the appointment of Scott Douglas as regional vice president, Southeast Asia.

Based in Singapore, Mr. Douglas directs Integrated Systems' regional business development and customer service activities for Southeast Asia. In this role, he is responsible for customer support and for developing new business opportunities for the sector's products. Mr. Douglas succeeds Phil Murphy, who recently retired.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Mr. Douglas was senior regional analyst for Southeast Asia with Cubic Applications. He retired from 30 years of service in the United States Navy with the rank of captain. A career Naval aviator, Mr. Douglas' last assignment was as the defense attache in Singapore.

Mr. Douglas earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, headquartered in Dallas, Tex., is a premier aerospace systems integration enterprise. Integrated Systems has the capabilities to design, develop, integrate, produce and support complete systems, as well as airframe subsystems, for airborne surveillance and battle management, early warning, airborne electronic warfare and air combat aircraft. It is also integrating these capabilities for emerging network-centric warfare concepts.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an $18 billion, global defense company with its worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in defense and commercial electronics, systems integration, information technology and nuclear and non-nuclear shipbuilding and systems. With nearly 100,000 employees and operations in 44 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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