PALMDALE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today visited Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) development, manufacturing and assembly facilities in Palmdale. During her visit, Sen. Feinstein toured company work sites associated with the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber; the U.S. Navy's new X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS); the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance system; and the F-35 Lightning II.

Sen. Feinstein addressed members of the Los Angeles and Antelope Valley press corps in front of a B-2 stealth bomber. All 21 of the B-2s in U.S. Air Force's bomber fleet were assembled at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale facility and still come there for programmed depot maintenance from their operational home at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

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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          Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems
          (310) 331-6610
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          brooks.mckinney@ngc.com