updated 11/23/2010 4:45:31 AM ET 2010-11-23T09:45:31

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the appointment of Susan Sloan as vice president of the Space Systems business area within the company's Navigation Systems Division, effective immediately.

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In her new position, Sloan will be responsible for overall leadership of the division's inertial measurement unit programs and products for space applications, including Northrop Grumman's industry-leading Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit (Scalable SIRU™).

Sloan brings over 30 years of experience in high technology product development, production, business operations, program management, systems engineering, mission assurance and strategic planning to her new role. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, she held positions of increasing management responsibility, including program manager for Intelsat (International Telecommunications Satellite Organization) in Cannes, France; division director of Operations and Product Manufacturing, Boeing Satellite Systems; and senior director, Space Systems Operations, and vice president of Mission Assurance, Quality and Program Leadership, Space and Airborne Systems Division for the Raytheon Company in El Segundo, Calif. Most recently, she led a start-up aviation business as president and CEO.

Sloan earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.           

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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