SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight solutions to support national security and defense next week at the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's GEOINT 2007 Symposium.

The exposition will be held Oct. 21-24 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio.

On Mon., Oct. 22, from 9:45-11:00 a.m. in Ballroom C, Northrop Grumman's Rich L. Haver, vice president for intelligence programs, will moderate the panel discussion, "The View from Down Range."

Northrop Grumman will feature geospatial solutions for government, military and intelligence agencies at booth 217.

New this year, Northrop Grumman will launch the Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit (CJMTK) Geospatial Appliance. The CJMTK Geospatial Appliance combines National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) unclassified domestic and international products and commercial software, providing application-ready data for developers and end users of geospatial information. The product enables access to a complete set of worldwide geospatial information used for supporting command-and-control, emergency operations, humanitarian assistance, conflict resolution, intelligence and special operations, and other defense-related activities.

Additional demonstrations on display in the company's booth include:

  *  PULSENet(tm) standards-compliant architecture and software to
 support a global sensor network, enabling discovery, access, tasking
 and alerting for globally dispersed, heterogeneous sensors.

 *  Geospatial Semantic Web that uses traditional data operations and
 next generation geospatial intelligence to retrieve and reason
 multiple geospatial data sources.

 *  Northrop Grumman geospatial research and development programs that
 focus on creating innovative solutions for architectures, tools and
 technologies to support geospatial intelligence.  Programs include
 the Framework for Geospatial Visualization and the Service Oriented
 Architecture Foundation for Geospatial Services.

 *  Measurement and signal intelligence and general intelligence
 capabilities that provide support to the operational, arms control
 and treaty monitoring, acquisition policy, scientific and technical
 intelligence communities, and to national defense policy makers.

 *  Automated Conflation Service(tm) unifies multiple separate
 databases of digital feature data (vector geometry and attribution),
 determining and reconciling commonality (despite differing
 appearances) into one integrated reference source.

 *  The Trinidad program, which provides affordable high resolution
 radar imaging to support the military and other U.S. government
 agencies with day/night, all-weather intelligence, surveillance and
 reconnaissance capability.  Trinidad offers a low risk, responsive
 approach to meeting the warfighter and national imaging needs.

 *  A new geospatial collaboration module that enables collaboration
 between multiple geographic information system (GIS) software
 products.  Used in conjunction with Northrop Grumman's TouchTable(tm)
 environment, this module provides intuitive gestures and buttonology
 that make collaboration and interaction with multiple complex GIS
 products simple for even the novice GIS user.

 *  NGA Deployable Systems range in size from a super-equipped
 "civilian" emergency vehicle, the Domestic Mobile Integrated
 Geospatial-Intelligence System, to large, medium and small transit
 cases. The variations in physical size reflect the amount of data
 storage needed to support the given mission. All have a core set of
 geospatial intelligence capabilities. Northrop Grumman will exhibit
 the small deployable version.
 

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:  Christy Whitman
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (571) 213-5302
          christine.whitman@ngc.com