COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 26, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today it has named Russell J. Anarde corporate lead executive for company business in Colorado Springs, Colo. Anarde will report to John Landon, vice president of Missile Technology and Space Programs. Anarde will assume the Colorado Springs role on Sept. 13.

In this position, Anarde will serve as the company's principal point of contact for all Northrop Grumman business in the Colorado Springs region. He will also promote and coordinate the activities of all Northrop Grumman sectors with local business and community interests. The company has approximately 1,200 employees in Colorado Springs and more than 2,500 statewide.

"Russ has extensive experience in the space and missile systems business area," said Landon. "He is well-attuned to our business and community needs in Colorado Springs, which is a region of high importance to Northrop Grumman. I have the utmost confidence in Russ' abilities and know that he will represent the company well in Colorado Springs."

Anarde joined Northrop Grumman in 2004 and most recently served as director, business development for the Military Systems unit of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. In this role, he was involved with the company's military satellite communications and space-based integrated missile defense systems programs.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Anarde served more than 28 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of brigadier general. In his final military assignment, he was director of Plans and Programs for the Air Force Space Command.

Anarde earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington State University, an MBA from the University of Utah and a master's degree in logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

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