updated 10/4/2010 8:16:45 AM ET 2010-10-04T12:16:45

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) subsidiary AMSEC LLC has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for support in program management, project and systems engineering, logistic engineering, general engineering support and testing and integration support.

This indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, cost plus fixed fee contract contains a base period with four one-year option periods, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to approximately $10 million.

"AMSEC LLC continues to respond to customer needs and enhance our services to meet the Navy's requirements," said Harris Leonard, vice president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and president of AMSEC operations. "We are committed to meeting the U.S. Navy's goal of operating in a reduced total ownership cost environment by integrating condition-based maintenance data and systems performance to the logistics systems of the current Navy."

AMSEC's work will be performed primarily at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia. If all options are awarded, the work is expected to be completed by October 2015. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Philadelphia Detachment is the contracting activity.

AMSEC LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman's Shipbuilding sector, is a full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services to the U.S. Navy and maritime industry.

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. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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