CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Aug. 3, 2006 - Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has received orders to supply the navigation and communication electronics for two new vehicle/passenger ferries being designed and built for Brittany Ferries at Aker Yards in Finland.

Sperry Marine is supplying a complete integrated bridge system, including navigation radars, autopilot and manual steering systems, heading and speed sensors and other related bridge systems and sensors. Sperry Marine will also supply a communication station complying with the international Global Maritime Distress and Safety System requirements.

The first of the new "ro-pax" vessels, scheduled for delivery in 2007, will be primarily used to transport road cargo vehicles. It will have 2.2 kilometers of lane capacity to accommodate up to 150 trucks. The second ship, to be delivered in 2008, will have 1.1 kilometers of vehicle deck space and will carry up to 1,500 passengers.

Sperry Marine, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., and with major engineering and support offices in New Malden, United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany, provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry with customer service and support through offices in 16 countries, sales representatives in 47 countries and authorized service depots in more than 250 locations worldwide.

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.

For commercial sales inquiries, contact Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine by phone, +1 (434) 974-2656 or by e-mail, For military sales inquiries, call +1 (434) 974-2134 or e-mail Visit our Web site at .

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