BALTIMORE, Oct. 18, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide radar system spares in support of the ongoing B-1 bomber sustainment effort.

The B-1 aircraft provides a unique long range strike capability with a large and varied payload. The B-1's offensive radar system, also known as the AN/APQ-164, was designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman in the 1980s to provide target detection, location, tracking and accurate weapon delivery capability.

The B-1 spares program funds radar system components and parts for total system sustainment capability in support of long-term B-1 life cycle requirements.

The value of the spares contract is $18.9 million. The work will be performed at the company's Baltimore facility.

"This contract continues our 20 year partnership with the Air Force to assure continued support of the B-1 radar sustainment efforts," said John Johnson, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems Division.

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:  Alleace Gibbs
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (410) 765-1294
          alleace.gibbs@ngc.com