McLEAN, Va., April 19, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Litton PRC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), has won the U.S. Navy's Tactical Program III (NTP III) contract from the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) System Center San Diego, C4I Office in Philadelphia. This cost-plus, fixed-fee contract has one base year with four option years. Initial tasking is for more than $7 million with a total potential value of $37 million.

This contract, part of a 20-year Litton PRC legacy with the SPAWAR organization, reflects a significant increase in scope from previous C4I contracts. The new work will include support to the Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck, Va., and the Navy's Fleet Intelligence Training Center-Pacific, San Diego, Calif.

The C4I office is responsible for program management, integrated logistics support and in-service engineering for a variety of mission planning, electronic photographic processing and imagery systems.

"As these systems grow increasingly complex, strong technical engineering skills and an in-depth understanding of the SPAWAR mission become even more critical," said Bill Webb, division president for Litton PRC's Maritime and Range Systems. "Our team has been singularly focused on this client's needs for over a decade."

Litton PRC is a leading provider of scientific, engineering and information technology-based solutions for public sector clients. Litton PRC, headquartered in McLean, is a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman and employs more than 6,000 people in 150 offices nationwide. It is ranked as one of the federal government's top 10 contractors. Litton PRC is one of the few companies worldwide to achieve the Software Engineering Institute's capability maturity model Level 5 rating, the highest software development process improvement level a company can earn. More information can be found at Litton PRC's Web site at .

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $15 billion, global aerospace and defense company with its worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in defense and commercial electronics, systems integration, information technology and non-nuclear shipbuilding and systems. With 80,000 employees and operations in 44 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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