MCLEAN, Va., March 26, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to maintain and enhance the National Airspace System Resource (NASR) and Electronic NASR (eNASR) systems, collectively known as the NASR II system.

NASR II provides systems operation, maintenance and system enhancements in support of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System, which provides added technological capability to meet future demands in air travel.

"Northrop Grumman is a leading provider of aeronautical information to the FAA and their Next Generation Air Transportation System," said Al Pisani, vice president of mission applications and information technology infrastructure for Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector. "We are committed to providing the FAA with the tools necessary to help alleviate congested airspace so that future travelers will safely and efficiently reach their destinations as demand for airspace continues to increase."

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide systems operation, maintenance and enhancement to NASR II. The company will also modify NASR II to adopt the use of the aeronautical information exchange model and support management and technical data portals.

Work on the contract will be conducted in various Washington, D.C., FAA facilities over one year with four one-year options.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $32 billion 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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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (571) 213-5302

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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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