HERNDON, Va., Aug. 20, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a contract to provide battle command training support to Army corps, division and brigade commanders and their staffs to improve their warfighting capabilities.

The contract value is approximately $408 million over ten years.

As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector will provide planning and support for warfighter exercises that simulate command and control decision-making under highly realistic conditions. These exercises constitute a major portion of simulation support for the Army.

"We offer a world-class opposing force for these battlefield exercises that enhances training realism," said Gregg Donley, president of the IT sector's Technical Service business unit. "We have extensive experience in the complexity and technicalities of these training events and have offered the Army the best technical solution."

This Army contract broadens the company's scope as a leader in joint training exercises for the U.S. military. Northrop Grumman IT also provides military training to the Army in Europe, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of State. Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector provides training support for the Joint War Fighter Center and to other Army and Air Force customers. The contract will be performed at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and supported at major Army command center locations worldwide.

Teammates on the contract include Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va., and Cubic Corporation, San Diego.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

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