BETHPAGE, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the appointment of Patricia McMahon as deputy of Integrated Systems Eastern Region and Bethpage, N.Y. site manager. She reports directly to Thomas Vice, who was named vice president of the company's Integrated Systems Eastern Region in November 2007.

McMahon will continue in her role as vice president and IPT leader of Electronic Support and Attack Solutions as well as market segment leader for Information Operations/Electronic Attack.

"Pat's leadership in the electronic warfare industry coupled with her decades of experience serving Long Island in many leadership roles make her the ideal person to serve as my deputy and as site manager for Bethpage," said Vice. "Long Islanders can expect Northrop Grumman to continue to play an active role in business and community issues through Pat's involvement, the involvement of my entire leadership team, and our 1,800 employees who work in Bethpage."

Best known of Northrop Grumman's Airborne Electronic Attack platforms is the EA-6B Prowler aircraft, which is operated by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and supports the U.S. Air Force and Army. At its heart is the ICAP (Increased Capabilities) III. The same system flies on board the Navy's newest AEA plane -- the EA-18G Growler, a derivative of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter.

McMahon joined Northrop Grumman in 2003. A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology and the State University at Farmingdale, she began her 25-year career in program management for what was then Hazeltine Corporation in 1981 after spending three years with the Defense Logistics Agency in Garden City, N.Y. Immediately before taking her Northrop Grumman post, McMahon worked for BAE Systems' Communication, Navigation, Identification and Reconnaissance line of business. She was the vice president and general manager of its electronic identification/ display systems/antenna systems programs and was based in Greenlawn, N.Y.

McMahon is currently the chairman of the Town of Babylon Planning Board, former member of the Town of Babylon Zoning Board of Appeals, and former chairman of the Town of Babylon Industrial Development Agency Board. She was the first woman to chair the Planning and Industrial Development boards. McMahon also received the 2006 Town of Babylon Women in Government award.

McMahon is currently on the boards of the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet), the Farmingdale College Foundation, and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at SUNY Stony Brook. In 2007, she received the NYIT Alumni Federation's first-ever Women in Technology Award and, in 2006, was honored by LISTnet with its Diamond Award. In 2007, she was also named to the Top 50 Most Influential Long Island Women Hall of Fame.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $31.5 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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