BETHPAGE, N.Y., June 3, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the appointment of Patricia McMahon as sector vice president and general manager of its Aerospace Systems sector's Battle Management and Engagement Systems Division. Most recently, she served as vice president and deputy of the division.

"Pat McMahon is a valued member of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and has exhibited tremendous leadership as a member of our senior management team," said Gary Ervin, corporate vice president and president of the company's Aerospace Systems sector. "She will lead Battle Management and Engagement Systems Division with the command for excellence and commitment to performance that has been a professional hallmark throughout her successful career."

Based in Bethpage, N.Y., Battle Management and Engagement Systems Division has sites in Hollywood, Md.; Charleston, S.C.; Warner Robins, Ga.; and Melbourne, St. Augustine, and Niceville, Fla. In addition, smaller sites are located across the country and at military installations around the world.

The division specializes in the design, development and production of airborne early warning, maritime and ground surveillance and battle management systems to support customers worldwide. Key programs include the E-2 Hawkeye, EA-6B Prowler, E-8C Joint STARS, EA-18G Growler, RQ-4N Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aircraft system and NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance.

McMahon joined Northrop Grumman in 2003 and has held positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, McMahon was a vice president and general manager for BAE Systems in Greenlawn, N.Y.

McMahon is currently the chairman of the Town of Babylon Planning Board and is a director of the Business Council of New York State, Inc. (BCNYS). She is also currently on the boards of the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet), Long Island Philharmonic, the Farmingdale College Foundation and Suffolk County Community College. In addition, in 2007 McMahon was named to Long Island's 50 most influential women hall of fame.

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