HERNDON, Va., July 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was one of eight large companies awarded an indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery Contract Field Teams contract with a potential collective value of up to $10.12 billion over seven years to provide modification, maintenance and repair on U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy weapons systems and support equipment at operational installations in the United States and abroad.

"Northrop Grumman, with its team of nine expert subcontractors, is poised to provide experienced field service teams that are flexible and responsive to the dynamic needs of the U.S. military," said Vic Obringer, director of Enterprise Logistics Management for the company's Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering Group. "We will bring to our nation's warfighters -- wherever they are -- expert capabilities that span the spectrum of ground support equipment and heavy combat vehicle maintenance to rotary and fixed-wing aircraft support to ship and ship system upgrade, maintenance and modification."

"Our demonstrated capabilities in the life cycle support arena on both Northrop Grumman and non-original equipment manufacturer (non-OEM) systems, such as the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) and the United Kingdom's E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, combined with greater enterprise reach back, will enable us to provide exceptional service to our military customers at home and around the world," said Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of the Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering (LCOE) Group for Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector.

The Northrop Grumman team includes: Eagle Support Services Corporation, Huntsville, Ala.; Eagan, McAllister Associates, Lexington Park, Md.; Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., San Diego; J.K. Hill & Associates Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.; SoBran Inc., Dayton, Ohio; Standard Technology Inc., Warner Robins, Ga.; TSM Corporation, Barlett, Tenn.; Veterans Enterprise Technology Services LLC, Fairfax, Va.; and Vose Technical Systems Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
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          Susan Idziak
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
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