Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Names Dave Williams Sector Vice President of Engineering for Ship Systems

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PASCAGOULA, Miss., Dec. 8, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Dave Williams sector vice president of Engineering for its Ship Systems sector.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.primezone.com/noc

"Dave's extensive engineering and leadership skills combined with his knowledge of the Ship Systems organization result in the right background to lead our engineering organization during this period of redefinition and regeneration of our sector operations," said Philip Teel, president of Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector.

Williams joined Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in 1988. He has held positions with increasing levels of responsibility, including section manager of Marine Technical, chief marine engineer, and technical director of DD 21 Gold Team. He served as vice president of Programs and Producibility within the Engineering organization prior to this new assignment. Williams has participated in the design and construction of various ship classes including LHD, SA'AR 5, and DDG.

Williams previously served as chief engineer of Lockheed Shipbuilding for the second source design and construction of the Landing Craft Air Cushion. Other positions include chief engineer and general manager of Janoush Marine and design and development engineer for Sperry Vickers Marine Hydraulics.

Dave originally joined then-Ingalls Shipbuilding (now Northrop Grumman Ship Systems) in 1973 after earning a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University in mechanical engineering. At Ingalls, he participated in the design and construction of the DD963, LHA 1, and CG 47 class ships.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 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.

CONTACT:  Bill Glenn
          Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
          (228) 935-3972
          William.glenn@ngc.com

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