Northrop Grumman Subsidiary AMSEC LLC Wins U.S. Navy Engineering Design Services Contract

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) subsidiary AMSEC LLC has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for Shipyard, Ship Alteration Installation and Marine/Mechanical Engineering Design Services. AMSEC LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding sector, is a full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services to the U.S. Navy and maritime industry.

"This contract is an important win for AMSEC LLC and continues 28 years of ship alteration and engineering support with Norfolk Naval Shipyard," said Harris Leonard, vice president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. "We look forward to building on our past record of superior service to the shipyard and the naval fleet they support."

AMSEC LLC was one of several contractors awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, cost plus fixed fee contract with provisions for firm fixed pricing. The contract contains a base period with four one-year option periods, which if exercised, brings the cumulative value of the contract to $81 million. The company will provide engineering and design support, ship alteration development and waterfront engineering support. Work will be performed in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area and is expected to be completed by January 2010.

"We have developed a first-class rapport with our customer and will continue to foster that relationship by living up to our motto, Quality People Providing Quality Service," said Gabby Cleghorn, AMSEC program manager of Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Engineering Services Program.

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.

CONTACT:  Leslie Mitchell-Gallop
          Northrop Grumman Corporation
          (757) 463-6666
          leslie.mitchell2@ngc.com

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