ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., April 3, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will be showcasing several of the company's leading-edge defensive electronics products and capabilities during the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries' Canadian Security Conference (CANSEC) scheduled for April 5-6 in Ottawa, Canada.

Northrop Grumman has a number of electronic protection and targeting products directly applicable to Canadian defence platforms and systems, including the CF-18 advanced multi-role infrared sensor, CF-18 defensive electronic warfare suite and tactical radar systems.

"At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to developing world-class, cost-effective system solutions to protect Canadian and other coalition interests," said Mike Lennon, vice president of targeting and surveillance programs at Northrop Grumman Corporation's Defensive Systems division.

At this year's conference, Northrop Grumman is featuring a selection of its defence electronic systems including static displays of the F/A-18 LITENING advanced targeting pod, the combat electromagnetic environment simulator and the advanced multiple environment simulator. In addition, the CF-18 Modernization Program, which involves the ALR-67 radar warning receiver/EW suite controller and the ALQ-162 defensive countermeasures system, will be highlighted.

Video presentations will serve as demonstrations of LITENING advanced targeting pod capabilities with footage of precision strike and Directional Infrared Countermeasures Livefire video. A slide-show presentation featuring the joint threat emitter simulator system will also be on display.

CANSEC is an annual event intended to expose Canadian governmental agencies and departments to a vast array of product demonstrations and capabilities of leading competitors in the defensive systems industry.

Northrop Grumman consultants, Hill & Knowlton, Canada, one of the world's foremost public affairs agencies, will provide marketing and sales support for Northrop Grumman within the Canadian market for specific products.

"We have worked with Northrop Grumman in the past and know the high regard held for their products among Canada's defence community," said Craig Campbell, vice president of procurement for Hill & Knowlton. "We look forward to strengthening that relationship and helping Northrop Grumman to achieve its business objectives in Canada - a market it clearly values."

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 approximately 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

For more information, please contact Craig Campbell, vice president of Procurement, Hill & Knowlton, Canada at (613) 238-4371 or Ellen Hamilton, manager, Defensive Systems Division Communications, Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems at (224) 625-4693.

  CONTACT:  Ellen Hamilton
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (224) 625-4693