HERNDON, Va., Aug. 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a firm fixed-price contract valued at more than $250 million over four years to provide contractor logistics services to U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps C-20 aircraft.

Northrop Grumman and its teammates, M7 Aerospace of San Antonio, Savannah Air Center (a Jet Aviation company), Savannah, Ga., and Rolls-Royce North America, located in Montreal, will provide depot maintenance, contractor operational and maintained base supply, flight line maintenance and field team support of the C-20 at multiple Main Operating Bases (MOBs), both in the United States and at overseas locations.

The aircraft are located at five main sites, according to the Air Force's original solicitation of the contract: Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Hickam Air Force Base and Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii; Sigonella, Italy; and Andrews AFB, Md.

"We're proud to lead this team of sustainment experts to support worldwide airlift missions for such customers as the secretaries of state and defense, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other high-ranking government officials," said Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of the Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering (LCOE) Group for Northrop Grumman's Technical Services sector. "Our combined capabilities and exceptional performance records across the board, coupled with reach back into our companies, will provide superior value to our customers who require on-demand aircraft availability and rapid response to contingencies anywhere in the world."

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.

  CONTACT:  Dave Apt
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
          (703) 713-4490

          Susan Idziak
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
          (703) 713-4488