HERNDON, Va., July 28, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a U.S. Air Force indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (ID/IQ) contract to provide development, modification and depot maintenance of any U.S. Air Force system, including support systems, subsystems and components.

Northrop Grumman is one of 12 companies that received awards under the Future Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool (F2AST) program, which has a ceiling value of $6.9 billion over 10 years.

"The Northrop Grumman team brings a wealth of experience to the program," said Chuck Pritchett, F2AST program manager for Northrop Grumman. "We're ready to provide a broad scope of engineering services and logistics and maintenance support to keep the Air Force flying."

"We have a proven success record with supplier and subcontractor management across many programs. Included are those at our logistics and sustainment centers of excellence, as well as at our sustaining engineering centers, which are located at each of three Air Force Air Logistics Centers," said Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of the Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering Group for Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector, which will act as the prime contractor. "Our team is ready to support the Air Force in its worldwide missions with superior performance on F2AST task orders."

The F2AST ID/IQ contract is a follow-on to the Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool (FAST) program ID/IQ contract, which was awarded by the Air Force in 2001 and will end this year.

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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