Photo Release -- U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $268 Million for Continuation of DDG 1000 Detail Design


PASCAGOULA, Miss., Jan. 29, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Navy today awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $268 million contract for continuation of detail design efforts on the Zumwalt-class destroyer, DDG 1000.

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"This award reinforces the Navy's confidence in our ability to execute the program to cost and on schedule," said Brian Cuccias, Northrop Grumman vice president of DDG 1000. "We are extremely proud of our past performance and look forward to continuing this positive momentum through production and delivery."

The contract funds further DDG 1000 detail design and procurement of vendor-furnished information and long-lead materials and runs through 2013.

DDG 1000 is the first in a class of the U.S. Navy's multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance. The ship's mission is to provide affordable, credible, independent forward presence/deterrence and to operate as an integral part of naval, joint or combined maritime forces. DDG 1000 will provide advanced land attack capability in support of ground campaigns and will contribute naval, joint or combined battlespace dominance in littoral operations. DDG 1000 is in an advanced state of development and will influence ship design worldwide for the remainder of the century.

Work will be performed at Northrop Grumman Ship System's Pascagoula, Miss., Gulfport, Miss. and Washington D.C. facilities.

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:  Monisha Sarna
          Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
          (202) 264-7198

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