REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – July 19, 2013 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced that it has appointed Carol Erikson vice president of engineering for its Space Systems business.

In her new role, Erikson will lead engineering efforts for the James Webb Space Telescope, the Space Tracking and Surveillance System, the Tactical High Energy Laser and other related programs. She also will support programs within the research and technology area of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Erikson joined Northrop Grumman in 1987 as a systems engineer and has technical, supply chain, functional management and program management experience in space systems. She served as the director for Mission 1 system enhancement and captures, deputy program manager for program integration on the Advanced Missions Programs portfolio and project manager for payloads for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System.

"Engineering space systems isn't just a design-and-build proposition; it also takes an ability to integrate the whole picture of product development from mission understanding to customer acceptance," said Peggy Nelson, sector vice president, engineering and global product development, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "Carol's broad experience gives her a unique ability to help us deliver reliable, sustainable and affordable products for our customers."

Erikson earned bachelor's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from Stonehill College, Easton, Mass., and the University of Notre Dame, and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

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