LONDON, Feb. 12, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today opened a new U.K. office facility and advanced technology demonstration center in Fareham, Hampshire. The new facility, formally opened by Jerry Agee, president of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector, will provide improved accommodation for the company's Mission Systems Europe subsidiary and will include a state-of-the-art collaborative demonstration environment for planning, modeling and simulation of its advanced technology systems.

"After four years of successful growth in the U.K., we have taken the next step in our plan for continued expansion and invested in our most prestigious site to date in Europe," said Paul Davison, vice-president and managing director of Northrop Grumman Missions Systems Europe. "This new U.K. facility will enable us to offer a new portfolio of military and civil security products and services, increase our presence across Europe and serve our customers more effectively."

Graham Thornton, vice-president of business development for Northrop Grumman U.K. added, "This new facility represents an important resource for Northrop Grumman and our customers in the U.K. The Defence Industrial Strategy emphasizes the need to build U.K.-based technical capability and opening this facility is further progress towards Northrop Grumman achieving that aim. It will significantly broaden and enhance our ability to support our U.K. customers."

The Fareham facility will enable Northrop Grumman to demonstrate its range of advanced technology systems for strategic to tactical military command and control, border security, urban resilience and critical infrastructure protection.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Europe is a provider of high quality mission-enabling systems and services for defense, intelligence and civil security agency customers. The core business and technology leadership delivers integrated systems for surveillance and reconnaissance, command and control, intelligence gathering and dissemination.

Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Europe is providing software and support services to NATO C3 Agency for the Maritime Command and Control Information System programs and to the U.K. MoD and other international customers.

Northrop Grumman in the U.K. operates from five primary locations: Fareham, Coventry, New Malden, Peterborough and Solihull providing avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, robotics, C4I and mission planning, IT systems and software development. Northrop Grumman established its U.K. corporate office in London in early 2006.

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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