WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 26, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Navigation Systems Division, formerly Litton Aero Products, has signed a marketing agreement with CMC Electronics Inc. (CMC), in which Northrop Grumman's Inertial Navigation Systems and attitude systems will be marketed in combination with CMC's Flight Management Systems and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) products.

The companies said they will seek business opportunities using their combined resources to address military fixed-wing transport and commercial air transport markets.

This agreement is expected to provide improved product packages, integration services and pricing benefits to their mutual customers.

CMC Electronics Inc., based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a leader in the design, manufacture, sales and support of high-technology electronic products for the aviation, communications, infrared sensing, marine electronics, positioning and space markets.

Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division based in Woodland Hills Calif., is a full-line navigation system supplier, providing inertial, GPS and Fiber Optic Gyro VG/DG replacement systems to commercial airlines, government and business aviation customers around the world. Products include the LTN-92, LTN-101, LTN-72 and C-IV inertial systems and LTR-97, LHAS-97 VG/DG replacement systems.

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.

Members of the news media may receive our releases via e-mail by registering at: http://www.northgrum.com/cgi-bin/regist_form.cgi

LEARN MORE ABOUT US: Northrop Grumman news releases, product information, photos and video clips are available on the Internet at: http://www.northropgrumman.com

  CONTACT: Northrop Grumman Corp.
         Jack Martin Jr.
         (410) 765-4441