PASCAGOULA, Miss., May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- A photo was released today by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and is available at


Last week, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) hosted leaders from the South Australian state, including its deputy premier, the Honorable Kevin Foley (second from left). To promote the South Australian shipbuilding facility in Adelaide, the group toured Northrop Grumman's Pascagoula, Miss., shipbuilding facility and several U.S. Navy ships under construction. Jay Foley (right), Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' sector vice president for business development, with the Northrop Grumman-built Aegis destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) in the background, explains Northrop Grumman's capabilities to Deputy Premier Foley and Rear Adm. Kevin Scarce, Royal Australian Navy (ret.) (left), who is the chief executive of the South Australian Defense Unit. Dick Sandifer (centre) is the Ship Systems' sector director of international business development.

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