REDONDO BEACH, March 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today presented awards to 40 suppliers and 11 subcontractors for consistently demonstrating excellence in product quality, delivery predictability, competitive pricing and other value-added services.

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

"We depend on our valued suppliers and subcontractors to help build the most sophisticated space systems imaginable and the world's most powerful high-energy lasers," said Mike McVey, sector vice president, production and supply chain. "Our standards for these awards become more stringent every year. This year's recipients have shown a commitment to meeting or exceeding these requirements."

McVey noted that many have undertaken improvement initiatives that match Space Technology's process-driven business approach. "Our strategic partnerships with the best companies in the industry give us a key competitive advantage. These relationships give us the ability to implement robust processes across all programs to benefit our customers directly," he explained.

Subcontractors receiving Gold awards are:

 EDO Corporation Electronic Systems Group        Deer Park, N.Y.
 Anaren Microwave Inc.                           Syracuse, N.Y.
 ARM Ltd.                                        Carlsbad, Calif.
 Del Mar Associates Inc.                         Lake Ridge, Va.
 Microwave Innovations                           Newton, Pa.
 Millitech, Inc.                                 Northampton, Mass.
 Talley Defense Systems                          Mesa, Ariz.
 Technology Advancements, Inc.                   Playa Del Rey, Calif.
 Tesat-Spacecom                                  Backnang, Germany
 Vertical Circuits, Inc.                         Torrance, Calif.
 Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems   Aurora, Colo.

Suppliers that received Gold awards are:

 A&A Fabrication/Polishing                    Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
 A. F. Brown Electrical Contractors, Inc.     Brea, Calif.
 AEM, Inc.                                    San Diego, Calif.
 Allan Aircraft Supply Company                North Hollywood, Calif.
 American Express                             Phoenix, Ariz.
 Analog Devices                               Costa Mesa, Calif.
 APR                                          Diamond Bar, Calif.
 ARAMARK Corporation Business Services        Redondo Beach, Calif.
 AVX Tantalum Corporation                     Woodland Hills, Calif.
 Bob Lewis Machine                            Gardena, Calif.
 C B Manufacturing & Engineering              Huntington Beach, Calif.
 CCS Presentation Systems                     Los Angeles, Calif.
 Chemical Strategies, Inc.                    Phoenix, Ariz.
 Coast/ACM                                    Los Angeles, Calif.
 Coining Corp. of America                     Saddle Brook, N.J.
 Grainger                                     Lake Forest, Ill.
 Honeywell Electronic Materials               Spokane, Wash.
 Jackson Aerospace                            Gardena, Calif.
 Ketera Technologies, Inc.                    Santa Clara, Calif.
 McMahan Business Interiors                   Irvine, Calif.
 Mini-Systems, Inc.                           N. Attleboro, Mass.
 National Semiconductor                       Santa Clara, Calif.
 Newark InOne                                 Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
 NTK Technical Ceramics                       Escondido, Calif.
 NYLOK Corporation                            Anaheim, Calif.
 Photronics                                   Pasadena, Calif.
 PM Industries                                Portland, Ore.
 Pacific National Group, Inc.                 Irwindale, Calif.
 Prodesco                                     Perkasie, Pa.
 Q-Tech Corporation                           Culver City, Calif.
 Rath & Strong                                Lexington, Mass.
 Solid State Devices                          La Mirada, Calif.
 Texas Instruments, Inc.                      Sherman, Texas
 Thiessen Machine                             Hawthorne, Calif.
 Unisource Solutions                          Pico Rivera, Calif.
 Valley Design & Manufacturing, Inc.          Moorpark, Calif.
 Vermac, Inc.                                 Rancho Dominguez, Calif.
 Volt                                         City of Orange, Calif.
 Watlow Electric Manufacturing. Co.           St. Louis, Mo.
 Xerox Corporation                            La Canada, Calif.

Northrop Grumman develops a broad range of systems at the leading edge of space, defense and electronics technology for U.S. government and civilian customers. These products contribute significantly to the nation's security and leadership in science and technology.

  CONTACT:  Bob Bishop
          Northrop Grumman Space Technology 
          (310) 812-5227 Office
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