updated 12/1/2010 9:15:50 PM ET 2010-12-02T02:15:50

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the signing of an agreement with Elettronica S.p.A (ELT) that will allow the two companies to pool capabilities, resources and expertise in design, development and production of radio frequency (RF) simulation, stimulation and additional electronic warfare equipment. This agreement will better position the Northrop Grumman and ELT team to better serve Italian and additional international customers.

Under the terms of this agreement, Northrop Grumman and ELT will work collaboratively to identify new business opportunities in Italy and other countries. The team will look to provide complete electronic warfare support systems to new customers.

"We are very pleased to partner with Elettronica, one of the world's preeminent providers of electronic warfare capabilities," said John Stanfill, site manager, Northrop Grumman's Amherst Systems business unit. "We believe this partnership will bring increased value to the electronic warfare customer community by making the best of both organizations available to customers in new and unique ways."

"Northrop Grumman represents a formidable partner to team with in the defense market," said Donato D'Angelantonio, vice president, business development for Elettronica S.p.A. "The combination of capabilities, resources and expertise will result in developing and producing complete defense systems that best meet the requirements of modern defense platforms of potential customers in Italy and other international markets."

Elettronica, based in Rome, Italy, and founded in 1951, is one of the European leaders in the production of Electronic Defense equipment (EW). The experience in the design and production of EW equipment and systems acquired over almost 60 years has enabled the company to provide reliable and effective solutions that can meet the changing needs of modern defense. Elettronica supplies all solutions, systems and products in the EW field: from interception capability during law enforcement operations to surveillance of risk areas, self-protection of platforms in hostile zones, and monitoring the electro-magnetic scenario. Please visit www.elt-roma.com  for more information.

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.

CONTACT:  Ellen Hamilton
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (224) 625-4693
          ellen.hamilton@ngc.com

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