VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 14, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) subsidiary AMSEC LLC has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for Hull, Mechanical, Electrical (HM&E) and Electronic System Alteration Installation Team (AIT) Services.

AMSEC LLC was one of several contractors awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, cost plus fixed fee contract that has a combined value of $455 million to all contractors involved.

"AMSEC has more than 28 years of experience delivering complete HM&E services and AIT solutions to the U. S. Fleet," said Harris Leonard, vice president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and President, AMSEC Operations. "We look forward to expanding our current support to carriers, surface ships, watercraft, cutters and submarines."

AMSEC's portion of the work will be performed at their locations in Norfolk, VA; San Diego; Mayport, FL; Pearl Harbor, HI; Everett, WA and other CONUS and OCONUS locations. The work is expected to be completed by August 2014. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

"We have developed a first-class rapport with our customer and will continue to foster that relationship," said Chris Fiori, AMSEC's program manager for work performed under this contract.

AMSEC LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman's Shipbuilding sector, is a full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services to the U.S. Navy and maritime industry.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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