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Northrop Grumman Presents Quality Awards for Outstanding Supplier, Subcontractor Performance

March 29, 2005

Redondo Beach, CA

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today presented awards to 40 suppliers and 11 subcontractors for consistently demonstrating excellence in product quality, delivery predictability, competitive pricing and other value-added services.

The company's Space Technology sector gave Gold awards to recognize many of the best companies in the industry during its annual Supplier Recognition Conference. Suppliers and subcontractors were recognized for having developed and delivered a wide variety of complex parts, processes and assemblies, from satellite buses to optical and radio-frequency payloads and components.

"We depend on our valued suppliers and subcontractors to help build the most sophisticated space systems imaginable and the world's most powerful high-energy lasers," said Mike McVey, sector vice president, production and supply chain. "Our standards for these awards become more stringent every year. This year's recipients have shown a commitment to meeting or exceeding these requirements."

McVey noted that many have undertaken improvement initiatives that match Space Technology's process-driven business approach. "Our strategic partnerships with the best companies in the industry give us a key competitive advantage. These relationships give us the ability to implement robust processes across all programs to benefit our customers directly," he explained.

Subcontractors receiving Gold awards are:

EDO Corporation Electronic Systems Group Deer Park, N.Y.
Anaren Microwave Inc. Syracuse, N.Y.
ARM Ltd. Carlsbad, Calif.
Del Mar Associates Inc. Lake Ridge, Va.
Microwave Innovations Newton, Pa.
Millitech, Inc. Northampton, Mass.
Talley Defense Systems Mesa, Ariz.
Technology Advancements, Inc. Playa Del Rey, Calif.
Tesat-Spacecom Backnang, Germany
Vertical Circuits, Inc. Torrance, Calif.
Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems Aurora, Colo.

Suppliers that received Gold awards are:

A&A Fabrication/Polishing Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
A.F. Brown Electrical Contractors, Inc. Brea, Calif.
AEM, Inc. San Diego, Calif.
Allan Aircraft Supply Company North Hollywood, Calif.
American Express Phoenix, Ariz.
Analog Devices Costa Mesa, Calif.
APR Diamond Bar, Calif.
ARAMARK Corporation Business Services Redondo Beach, Calif.
AVX Tantalum Corporation Woodland Hills, Calif.
Bob Lewis Machine Gardena, Calif.
C B Manufacturing & Engineering Huntington Beach, Calif.
CCS Presentation Systems Los Angeles, Calif.
Chemical Strategies, Inc. Phoenix, Ariz.
Coast/ACM Los Angeles, Calif.
Coining Corp. of America Saddle Brook, N.J.
Grainger Lake Forest, Ill.
Honeywell Electronic Materials Spokane, Wash
Jackson Aerospace Gardena, Calif.
Ketera Technologies, Inc. Mountain View, Calif.
McMahan Business Interiors Irvine, Calif.
Mini-Systems, Inc. N. Attleboro, Mass.
National Semiconductor Santa Clara, Calif.
Newark InOne Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
NTK Technical Ceramics Escondido, Calif.
NYLOK Corporation Anaheim, Calif.
Photronics Pasadena, Calif.
PM Industries Portland, Ore.
Pacific National Group, Inc. Irwindale, Calif.
Prodesco Perkasie, Pa.
Q-Tech Corporation Culver City, Calif.
Rath & Strong Lexington, Mass.
Solid State Devices La Mirada, Calif.
Texas Instruments, Inc. Sherman, Texas
Thiessen Machine Hawthorne, Calif.
Unisource Solutions Pico Rivera, Calif.
Valley Design & Manufacturing, Inc. Moorpark, Calif.
Vermac, Inc. Rancho Dominguez, Calif.
Volt City of Orange, Calif.
Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. St. Louis, Mo.
Xerox Corporation La Canada, Calif.

Northrop Grumman develops a broad range of systems at the leading edge of space, defense and electronics technology for U.S. government and civilian customers. These products contribute significantly to the nation's security and leadership in science and technology.