BALTIMORE, March 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Scott L. Porter as sector vice president of global field marketing for the company's Electronic Systems sector.

In this newly created position, Porter will have executive responsibility for the overall marketing and business development, research, analysis and strategy associated with the sector's primary customer groups in the U.S. and international aerospace communities, as well as the sector's interface with federal and local governments.

Porter joined Northrop Grumman in 1980 and has held positions of increasing responsibility involving radar, electro-optics/infrared, electronic warfare, missile systems and air combat systems business development. In 1996, he was appointed director of combat electronic systems marketing. He most recently served as director of business development for the Air Combat Systems division.

Porter received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Richmond and has completed the General Manager's Program at Harvard University. He has also attended the executive marketing and finance programs at University of California, Los Angeles and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Northrop Grumman is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of defense and commercial electronic systems, including airborne radars, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, communications systems, space sensors, naval and marine systems and government systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With approximately 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.