REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today presented Gold Supplier awards to 49 companies that routinely demonstrated excellence in product quality, on-time delivery, competitive pricing and other value-added services in 2007.

Those firms were recognized by Northrop Grumman's Space Technology sector at its annual Supplier Day conference in Long Beach, Calif. The day-long conference had the theme of a Trusted Supplier Base - Partnering for Success.

"Our suppliers play a pivotal role in helping achieve our sector's vision, which is to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies," said Alexis Livanos, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Space Technology sector. "By fostering innovation, collaboration and trust in our suppliers, they become essential team members who share in our commitment to delivering superior program performance."

Northrop Grumman 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.

  Companies receiving Gold Awards were:


 Anaren Microwave, Inc.                East Syracuse, N.Y.
 ATK Space Systems Inc.                Goleta, Calif., and Magna, Utah
 BAE Systems National Security
  Solutions, Inc.                      Burlington, Mass.
 Cadence Design Systems, Inc.          Cary, N.C.
 Commercial Microwave Technology Inc.  Rancho Cordova, Calif.
 DelMar Associates Inc.                Lake Ridge, Va.
 Freescale Semiconductor Inc.          Austin, Texas
 General Dynamics AIS                  Yipsilani, Mich.
 Geologics Corporation                 Valencia, Calif.
 Hilton Valve, Inc.                    Redmond, Wash.
 Honeywell, Inc.                       Glendale, Ariz.
 Raytheon Intelligence and
  Information Systems                  Aurora, Colo.
 SEAKR Engineering                     Centennial, Colo.
 Sunrise Technologies Inc.             Folsom, Calif.
 ViaSat Inc.                           Carlsbad, Calif.


 Actel Corporation                     Mountain View, Calif.
 Adesta                                Torrance, Calif.
 Aeroflex Colorado Springs             Colorado Springs, Colo.
 Agilent Technologies Inc.             Englewood, Colo.
 Allan Aircraft Supply Co., LLC        North Hollywood, Calif.
 Analog Devices                        Greensboro, N.C.
 APR Consulting Inc.                   Diamond Bar, Calif.
 Aramark                               Irvine, Calif.
 Bob Lewis Machine Co., Inc.           Gardena, Calif.
 Caraway & Cuckler Engineering         Culver City, Calif.
 CB Mfg. & Eng. Inc.                   Santa Ana, Calif.
 CCS Presentation Systems,             Los Angeles
 CDW                                   Vernon Hills, Ill.
 Chemical Strategies                   Phoenix
 Coast/ACM                             Los Angeles
 Crater Industries, LLC                Valencia, Calif.
 Equipment Management Technology       Las Vegas
 Furno Company                         Pomona, Calif.
 Halo Industries Inc.                  Huntington Beach, Calif.
 Hurlen Corp.                          Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
 IQNavigator                           Denver
 Jackson Aerospace Inc.                Gardena, Calif.
 Kemet Electronics Corp.               Simpsonville, S.C.
 Micro Mode Products Inc.              El Cajon, Calif.
 Micro-Coax                            Pottstown, Penn.
 Praxair                               Wilmington, Calif.
 Q-Tech Corp.                          Culver City, Calif.
 SEAIT, LLC                            Mesa, Ariz.
 Sensormatic Electronics               Boca Raton, Fla.
 SV Microwave                          West Palm Beach, Fla.
 Unisource Solutions                   Pico Rivera, Calif.
 VAC Enterprises Inc.                  Cockeysville, Md.
 Veridiam Advanced EDM                 Poway, Calif.
 YLA Inc.                              Benicia, Calif.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $32 billion 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.

  CONTACT:  Bob Bishop
          Northrop Grumman Space Technology
          310.251.0261 (cell)