RESTON, Va., April 28, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will continue to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) modernize the nation's air traffic control system through a seven-year contract valued at approximately $350 million.

Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector will serve as prime contractor for the Technical Assistance Contract (TAC2) supporting the FAA's Office of Air Traffic Systems Development (AUA). Specifically, Northrop Grumman will provide program management and technical assistance to five integrated product teams that include Traffic Flow Management, En Route, Next-Generation Communications, Free Flight and Weather that will assist the FAA in its continued focus on modernizing the National Airspace System.

"This win reaffirms the FAA's confidence in the Northrop Grumman team," said Dave Zolet, Mission Systems vice president for its Civil Systems Division. "We will deliver seven more years of excellent service tackling the complex job of keeping the nation's air traffic control system current. The continuity we bring to this project means the FAA won't miss a beat in assuring the public that it's operating within the safest and most efficient airspace possible."

This contract builds on more than 12 years experience as the FAA's AUA TAC contractor. In that role, Northrop Grumman has provided everything from program management support to engineering services.

"Significantly, this role has been key to facilitating the FAA's ongoing effort to modernize the system of systems that comprise the National Airspace System," added Zolet.

Northrop Grumman will lead a Washington, D.C.-based team of approximately 300 employees. Key teammates include Advanced Systems Inc., Fairfax, Va.; ACS Defense Inc., Alexandria, Va.; Alcosys, Inc., Arlington, Va.; Automated Information Management, Inc., Lanham, Md.; Computer Technology Associates, Inc., Rockville, Md.; Crown Consulting, Inc., Washington, D.C.; CSSI, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Enterprise Information Services, Inc., Vienna, Va.; Native American Consultants, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Program Management Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Sciences Applications International Corp. Beltsville, Md.; SOHAR, Inc., Culver City, Calif.; TITAN Systems Corp., Billerica, Mass.; and Trios Associates, Inc., Lanham, Md.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, based in Reston, Va., is a $3.5 billion global integrator of complex, mission-enabling systems and services for defense, intelligence and civil government markets. The sector's technology leadership and expertise spans areas such as strategic systems, including ICBMs; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; command and control; and technical services and training.

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