RESTON, Va., Nov. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Darryl M. Fraser to the position of vice president of business development and strategic initiatives for its Mission Systems sector. Fraser reports to Jerry Agee, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.

In this key role, Mr. Fraser will oversee all business development activities and lead new strategic initiatives for the sector's defense and intelligence businesses, which include command and control systems; network communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and missiles and missile defense.

"Darryl is a dynamic leader with years of experience working with paramount programs and customers in defense and the intelligence community," Agee said. "He has consistently and unequivocally demonstrated his ability to plan, coordinate and execute successful business strategies in times of change, making him ideally suited to direct the business development function."

Before joining the Reston, Va.-based Mission Systems staff in May, Fraser was vice president of Washington operations for Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems and Space Technology sectors. Fraser has held increasingly important positions in engineering, strategic planning, communications and government relations during his 28-year career. He joined the company's technical staff in 1979.

Fraser earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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