REDONDO BEACH, Calif., March 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today honored 38 suppliers and 19 subcontractors for consistently demonstrating excellence in product quality, on-time delivery, competitive pricing and other value-added services.

The company's Space Technology sector presented Gold awards to many of the best companies in the industry during its annual Supplier Recognition Conference. Suppliers and subcontractors were recognized for developing and delivering a broad variety of complex parts, processes and assemblies, from satellite buses to optical and radio-frequency payloads and components.

Alexis Livanos, president of Northrop Grumman Space Technology, challenged conference attendees to improve overall performance and to deliver predictable quality and value on set schedules. "We offer our customers solutions to tough technical challenges and we cannot rest until we've achieved a 99.9 percent success rate. What we do is just too important to the nation's security and economic well-being."

Space Technology's rigorous Supplier Rating Program requires suppliers and subcontractors to participate in an ongoing performance assessment. Gold suppliers are selected on the basis of a scorecard that rates each supplier's management, quality, technical, schedule and financial performance.

Gold status places those honored in a select group of Space Technology suppliers, allowing them to form relationships with the company's supplier management organization and gain exposure to new project opportunities throughout Northrop Grumman's business units.

"These suppliers and subcontractors are valued partners in helping us develop and build the world's most sophisticated, leading-edge space systems and the most powerful and efficient high-energy lasers," said Jim Myers, sector vice president for payloads and sensors. "Our 2006 recipients have demonstrated the kind of ongoing commitment necessary to meet our standards and those set by our customers."

Many suppliers have instituted process and quality enhancements that match Space Technology's process-improvement-driven business approach. "Northrop Grumman's customers expect quality, on-time delivery, mission success and continuous improvement in affordability, schedule and technical performance and performance predictability from us. Our Gold suppliers partner with us in consistently and predictably delivering this high level of process improvement-driven performance to our customers," noted John Daegele, sector vice president for production & supply chain.

Subcontractors receiving Gold awards are:

 Alliant Techsystems (ATK)                    Salt Lake City, Utah
 Atmospheric and Environmental Research       Lexington, Mass.
 Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation      Boulder, Colo.
 Boeing Satellite Systems                     Los Angeles, Calif.
 Caspian Networks Inc.                        San Jose, Calif.
 DE Technologies Inc.                         King Of Prussia, Pa.
 DKK Company Inc.                             Ruston, La.
 Frontier Electronic Systems                  Stillwater, Okla.
 General Dynamics C4 Systems, 
  Spectrum Astro Space Systems                Gilbert, Ariz.
 Geologics Corporation                        Valencia, Calif.
 Goodrich Optical & Space Systems             Danbury, Conn.
 Honeywell SSEC                               Plymouth, Minn.
 ITT Industries Space Systems                 Rochester, N.Y.
 Microwave Innovations                        Newtown, Pa.
 MITEQ                                        Hauppauge, N.Y.
 Raytheon -- Intelligence & 
  Information Systems                         Aurora, Colo.
 Talley Defense Systems, Inc.                 Mesa, Ariz.
 Tesat -- Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG              Backnang, Germany
 Vertical Circuits Inc.                       Torrance, Calif.

 Suppliers receiving Gold awards are:

 Actel Corporation                            Mountain View, Calif.
 Advanced EDM Automation                      Poway, Calif.
 AF Brown Electrical Contractors Co.          Brea, Calif.
 Allan Aircraft Supply Co.                    North Hollywood, Calif.
 Anza Verdes Carpets                          Lawndale, Calif.
 APR Consulting Inc.                          Diamond Bar, Calif.
 ARAMARK Services, Inc.                       Irvine, Calif.
 Bob Lewis Machine                            Gardena, Calif.
 CB Manufacturing & Engineering               Huntington Beach, Calif.
 Caraway & Cuckler                            Culver City, Calif.
 Coast/ACM                                    Los Angeles, Calif.
 Continental Microwave & Tool                 Exeter, N.H.
 Crater Industries                            Valencia, Calif.
 Dielectric Labs Inc.                         Cazenovia, N.Y.
 DUNMORE Corporation                          Bristol, Pa.
 Hasala Engineering, Inc.                     Gardena, Calif.
 Hurlen Corporation                           Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
 Jackson Aerospace                            Gardena, Calif.
 Linear Technology Inc.                       Milpitas, Calif.
 Long Beach Valve & Fitting                   Long Beach, Calif.
 McMahan Business Interiors                   Irvine, Calif.
 Midcom Corporation                           Anaheim, Calif.
 Mini-Systems, Inc.                           N. Attleboro, Mass.
 Murray Company                               Compton, Calif.
 Newark InOne                                 Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
 Pacific National Group                       Irwindale, Calif.
 Polaris Electric Co., Inc.                   El Segundo, Calif.
 Resources Global                             Los Angeles, Calif.
 Solid State Devices                          La Mirada, Calif.
 Technology Advancements, Inc.                Playa Del Rey, Calif.
 Technovare Systems Inc.                      Costa Mesa, Calif.
 Thiessen Machine                             Hawthorne, Calif.
 Unisource Solutions                          Pico Rivera, Calif.
 Vermac                                       Rancho Dominguez, Calif.
 Vision Composites, Inc.                      Signal Hill, Calif.
 Volt Technical Corporation                   El Segundo, Calif.
 YLA Inc.                                     Benicia, Calif.
 Yoh Health Care Services                     Woodland Hills, Calif.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With approximately 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

  CONTACT:  Bob Bishop
          Northrop Grumman Space Technology
          (310) 812-5227
          (310) 567-4919, cell