SAN DIEGO, Jan. 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the design, development and delivery of dismounted and mounted development models for Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) systems.

Dismounted and mounted CREW systems are two elements of the U.S. Defense Department's Joint Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare program. CREW systems are electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of RCIEDs.

"Our solution demonstrates the inherent capabilities and flexibility of our software-defined radio technology to meet CREW objectives," said Jerry Agee, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector. "We are committed to the success of CREW and look forward to working closely with NAVSEA to aid our country in defeating IEDs."

Northrop Grumman received a one-year, $16 million cost-plus-award-fee contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. Under the contract, the company will rapidly develop and demonstrate flexible CREW technology and systems that address evolving threats. Northrop Grumman will deliver seven dismounted and seven mounted development model CREW systems and provide engineering support services, training, maintenance and repair. These systems will advance the technologies that protect men and women in active combat zones and thwart IED threats on a global scale.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $31.5 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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