PASCAGOULA, Miss., May 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- An updated photo-release caption was issued today by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and is available at

The original release and caption were first issued on Friday April 29, 2005.

Updated Caption:

LPD 17 RETURNS FROM SEA TRIALS -- The U.S. Navy's newest amphibious ship, the future USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17), sailed from Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Pascagoula shipyard for the first time on April 29, 2005, for her initial at-sea testing in the Gulf of Mexico. The new ship returned to the shipyard May 3, 2005 for resumption of dockside pre-delivery testing and crew training.

Jim McIngvale
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
(228) 935-3971