PASCAGOULA, Miss., Nov. 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Arnold P. Moore, engineering vice president at Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Ship Systems sector, has received the prestigious 2005 William M. Kennedy Award from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).

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The award honors Moore's outstanding service and contribution in the development of systems and planning for shipbuilding and ship repair. The award was presented to Moore at SNAME's World Maritime Technology Exposition in Houston.

"Our company is fortunate to have someone with the expertise, ingenuity and impeccable leadership skills of Arnie Moore, planning and developing the shipbuilding platforms that will define the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard's future capabilities," said Philip Teel, president of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. "Arnie's ability to manage extensive engineering resources across several different ship classes is a testament to his extensive knowledge of marine engineering and naval architecture. We join SNAME in congratulating him on his career achievements."

Moore was recognized for the key planning and production control initiatives he has led over the past 23 years at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. During his tenure with the shipyard he has held key leadership roles in the detail design of the Ticonderoga-class cruisers, the Wasp- and San Antonio-classes of amphibious assault ships, the Israeli Navy SA'AR 5 corvette, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the Coast Guard's national security cutter.

Moore is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and attended the Navy's ship design and construction curriculum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated with a master's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering as well as the professional degree of ocean engineer. He is a life fellow of SNAME and a member since 1980. He has served in all Gulf section officer positions including chair and has served at the national level as a regional vice president, on the design technical and research committee and on the awards committee. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers.

SNAME is an internationally recognized nonprofit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 10,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems includes primary operations in Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss.; and in New Orleans and Tallulah, La., as well as in a network of fleet support offices in the U.S. and Japan. Ship Systems is one of the nation's leading full-service systems companies for the design, engineering, construction and life-cycle support of major surface ships for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and international navies.

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