Northrop Grumman and Teammate EADS Currently Generate Direct Economic Activity Exceeding $400 Million Annually in Texas

Northrop Grumman and Its KC-30 Tanker Team Will Support Thousands of Direct and Indirect Jobs Throughout the State

MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and its KC-30 Tanker industry team will generate economic activity and support thousands of aerospace jobs throughout Texas if the KC-30 Tanker aircraft is selected by the U.S. Air Force. Northrop Grumman and teammate EADS generate direct economic activity in Texas that exceeds $400 million annually.

Northrop Grumman's KC-30 supply base in Texas currently generates $230 million in direct economic activity annually and employs nearly 2,900 Texans across the state. Northrop Grumman alone employs nearly 2,000 Texans whose combined salaries exceed $137 million each year.

The KC-30 supply base in Texas includes:

  * Honeywell; Roanoke, Texas -- CF6 engine sub-assemblies
 * Texas Almet; Arlington, Texas -- CF6 engine sub-assemblies
 * Wyman-Gordon Forgings; Houston, Texas -- CF6 engine castings
 * Chelton; Lewisville, Texas -- Radio and IFF antennas
 * Knight Aerospace; San Antonio, Texas -- Palletized seating systems
 

The KC-30 Tanker aircraft will be assembled in Mobile, Ala., and the KC-30 program will employ 25,000 American workers at 230 U.S. companies. It will be built by a world-class industrial team led by Northrop Grumman, and includes EADS North America, General Electric Aviation and Sargent Fletcher.

About the KC-30: Northrop Grumman's KC-30 Tanker carries 45,000 more pounds of fuel than a KC-135 or any competitor, providing a significant boost to the U.S. Air Force's global reach. The KC-30 is also designed to refuel Navy and coalition aircraft, and to serve as a multi-role transport aircraft to move passengers, cargo and medical evacuation patients. The KC-30 incorporates defense systems, precision fly-by-wire technology, and the ability to integrate a communications suite and a global support network.

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.

  CONTACT:  Randy Belote
          Northrop Grumman Corporation
          (703) 875-8525
          randy.belote@ngc.com

          Tim Paynter
          Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems
          (321) 961-1101
          tim.paynter@ngc.com