BALTIMORE, June 19, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has taken delivery of the first 10 sets of auxiliary power supply modules for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft radar system.

Produced by Brookx Company B.V. of Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, the modules are part of the power system for the F-35's radar array, which is being developed and produced by Northrop Grumman.

"We've selected the best-value suppliers to join us in this unprecedented global effort to develop the F-35, and Brookx demonstrates that excellence in delivery, quality, cost and other value-added services," said Karen Campbell, program director of F-35 Lightning II radar for Northrop Grumman.

As a principal member of the Lockheed Martin-led F-35 global industry team, Northrop Grumman plays a critical role in the development and production of the weapons system. The company's contributions include: producing and integrating a major section of aircraft's structure; producing key radar subsystems; producing key avionics and communications subsystems; developing mission systems and mission-planning software; developing pilot and maintenance training systems; and developing logistic support hardware and software. The team also includes BAE Systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 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.

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          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
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          Alleace Gibbs
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
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