ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 1, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector recently completed installation of the wing center section for the second EA-6B Increased Capability III (ICAP III) system development aircraft.

The work was performed at the sector's Airborne Early Warning and Electronic Warfare Systems production facility here.

The ALQ-218 Electronic Warfare Receiver, which is the heart of the ICAP III system, is scheduled to be installed in early April. Later in the month, the aircraft will be ferried to the Naval Air Warfare Center in Patuxent River, Md., where it will join the first ICAP III EA-6B for the U.S. Navy's test program. The two fully equipped ICAP III aircraft will participate in various ground and flight tests in preparation for operational assessment by the Navy, which is scheduled for this fall.

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

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          Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems
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