EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems sector has announced the appointment of Frank Flores as vice president, Engineering, Logistics and Technology for its Air Combat Systems business area.

In this position he will lead an organization of more than 3,000 Integrated Systems employees located at company facilities in El Segundo, Palmdale, and San Diego, Calif., as well as smaller sites in Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Utah. The organization supports major programs such as the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system, the B-2 stealth bomber, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F/A-18 Super Hornet and the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program.

Flores joins Integrated Systems from Northrop Grumman's Space Technology sector, where he served as director of the F-35 communications, navigation and identification program for the sector's Radio Systems organization in San Diego. Previously, he was director of engineering for Radio Systems, where he provided engineering support to develop complex electronic systems for aircraft and telecommunications applications.

Flores holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

As a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Flores has been active in programs that bring Northrop Grumman engineers into schools as tutors and mentors. He also has served on the board of directors for the San Diego chapter of the United Service Organizations (USO).

Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems is a premier aerospace and defense systems integration organization. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., it designs, develops, produces and supports integrated systems and subsystems optimized for use on networks. For its government and civil customers worldwide, Integrated Systems delivers best-value solutions, products and services that support military and homeland defense missions in the areas of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; space access; battle management command and control, and integrated strike warfare.

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          Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems
          (310) 331-3616
          james.f.hart@ngc.com