COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight its homeland security and defense planning capabilities this week at the Homeland Defense Symposium.

The exposition will be held Oct. 2-5 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Northrop Grumman provides a complete range of homeland security solutions that provide interoperability, reliability and availability to defense, civilian, intelligence and public safety agencies worldwide.

In the exhibit hall, Northrop Grumman will feature multiple homeland security and defense-planning solutions:

  --  The TouchTable(tm) is a projection display set on a
      45-inch diagonal table. The projection tabletop display
      facilitates viewing and manipulation of complex data that
      cannot readily be represented on a standard computer
      display. TouchTable senses the location of points that
      are touched to manipulate timely information in an
      interactive and collaborative environment. The platform
      has applications for hurricane and pandemic tracking,
      emergency preparedness, training and exercises, and
      disaster response.

  --  The Northrop Grumman Cyber Warfare Integration Network
      (CWIN) provides a collaborative, interactive environment
      to test new systems, rehearse missions, perform engineering
      analysis, and mitigate risk through a combination of live
      and virtual inputs. Equipped with extensive data capture
      and analysis tools, the CWIN's modeling and simulation
      infrastructure can access and display all supporting
      technical and operational data to whatever level the
      customer desires. Northrop Grumman will present a
      maritime-homeland security defense vignette, which
      provides an innovative and cost effective method to
      explore potential solutions that include persistent
      intelligence, identification and interoperability.

  --  Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned
      aerial reconnaissance system designed for autonomous
      operation while maintaining maximum human interaction
      for tactical flexibility. The air vehicle can survey
      large geographic areas with pinpoint accuracy to give
      military decision-makers real-time information about
      enemy location, resources and personnel.

  --  The Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) is
      a forward-deployed airborne communications relay and
      network-centric information server that allows real-time
      information exchanges among many different, distant military,
      federal and commercial communications systems. BACN has
      demonstrated the capability to provide, in operational
      conditions, critical voice communications and real-time
      video surveillance and imagery to warfighters and first
      responders in airborne and ground units and command centers.

  --  As the space component of the nation's future integrated
      intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Space Radar
      satellites will provide day-night, all weather, 24-7
      detection and tracking of moving targets worldwide, as well
      as 3-D radar mapping data. The three key mission areas Space
      Radar will support are: synthetic aperture radar for
      radar-based imagery; surface moving target indication for
      detection, identification, geolocation and tracking of moving
      objects near or on the surface of land or water; and high
      resolution terrain information.

  --  The Centurion system provides an integrated common
      operational picture combining standard surface search
      sensing systems with fiber-optic underwater sonar sensors to
      provide a complete under-the-sea and on-the-sea picture to
      the operator. Centurion incorporates marine radars, an
      automatic information system, video, electro-optical and
      infrared cameras, electric charting displays and the Fiber
      Optic Acoustic system. The system not only detects, tracks
      and identifies surface vessels, but also detects underwater
      vehicles and divers.

  --  The Hawkeye Joint Harbor Operations Center system takes
      input from a variety of sensors - including radars and
      cameras, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
      Administration, and maritime automated vehicle
      identification receivers - to provide a consolidated
      situation awareness display for port and harbor activities
      "from the pier outward."

  --  Northrop Grumman's Operational Visualization Aid is designed
      to illustrate an architectural overview and concept of
      operations for an integrated and synergistic platform
      approach to hurricane surveillance and reconnaissance.
      It shows the combination of space-based assets combined
      with unmanned aerial systems in conjunction with ocean
      observing platforms. The continuous observation and data
      collection of the hurricane eye and eyewall helps to better
      understand rapid hurricane intensification and eyewall
      replacement phenomena. Additionally, improved temporal and
      spatial resolution of collected data will help improve
      hurricane forecast models. Improvements in hurricane
      forecasts could result in evacuation cost savings and
      reduced loss of life.
 

Northrop Grumman is a leading provider of technology solutions for homeland security critical areas: detection, prevention, preparation, response and recovery. Northrop Grumman's core competencies span a wide array of technologies, systems and services across major domains of national security, such as command and control centers, cyber-security, data management; sensors and intelligence systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

  CONTACT:  Juli Ballesteros, APR
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (571) 243-1094
          Juli.ballesteros@ngc.com