CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 17, 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will manufacture electro-optic subsystems for a line of computer-to-plate commercial printing products from Agfa-Graphics N.V. under an agreement the two companies announced today.

The seven-year agreement calls for Northrop Grumman to produce grating light valve-based imaging heads for Agfa's Avalon and Xcalibur computer-to-plate systems. The company's Adaptive Optics Associates (AOA) business unit will manufacture, refurbish and test Agfa's products, including spare parts, for Agfa's installed base of these systems worldwide.

"AOA's expertise in the design, development and manufacturing of complex electro-optic systems will mean a seamless transition for Agfa's existing customer base," said Jeff Yorsz, AOA general manager. "We have added personnel with more than 200 years of combined computer-to-plate industry experience to support Agfa products and to enhance the considerable expertise we already provide government and commercial customers."

"AOA was selected for its technical expertise as well as its proven ability to manufacture complex electro-optical products," said Dominiek Arnout, vice president of global operations at Agfa.

Adaptive Optics Associates designs, develops and manufactures a wide variety of standard and custom electro-optic and opto-mechanical products. Since its inception, AOA has steadily expanded its engineering and manufacturing capabilities to provide its customers with the highest quality products, systems and services. More information about AOA is available at .

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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.

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