RESTON, Va., Aug. 10, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is one of five companies selected by the U.S. Army for a contract to provide automatic identification technology (AIT) hardware, software and engineering services for increased functionality, visibility and control across the U.S. Department of Defense and federal agency logistics systems.

The AIT IV program is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a maximum ceiling value of $418.5 million available for task order awards. Work on the contract will be conducted over a three-year base period with one, two-year, and one, four-year option period.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector will supply mobile computers with software, scanners, barcode printers, wireless technology, item unique identification (IUID) with part marking, and armory management kits, as well as the technical engineering services to implement this technology. Technical engineering services will include design, development, integration, deployment, training and data management.

"Northrop Grumman has more than 20 years of experience delivering complete AIT solutions to the Defense Department and federal government integrating legacy systems with AIT, and deploying new AIT, IUID and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies," said Ken Lehman, vice president of Identity Management for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "Together with our partners, we will leverage our expertise to meet the Army's objective of integrating RFID systems into the global supply chain."

Northrop Grumman is the only prime contractor to be awarded all three Defense Department Joint Automatic Identification Technologies ID/IQ contracts which include AIT IV, Passive RFID and RFID III. These contracts provide comprehensive AIT and RFID solutions for the Defense Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, federal agencies, North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations and other foreign countries.

Work on the AIT IV contract will be conducted at Northrop Grumman's AIT Center in Williamsburg, Va., with additional services conducted at government facilities worldwide.

Northrop Grumman's teammates include Williams Software Associates, Fayetteville, N.C.; Onyx Government Services, Inc. and XIO Strategies Inc., Vienna, Va.; CYTEC Software Systems, Inc., Ridgeland, Miss.; Evanhoe and Associates, Dayton, Ohio; and Motorola, Schaumburg, Ill.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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