updated 3/28/2011 9:45:49 AM ET 2011-03-28T13:45:49

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., March 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Jeffrey D. Grant vice president and general manager of the Space Systems Division of the Aerospace Systems sector. In addition, Robert V. Burke has been named vice president and deputy general manager, Space Systems Division. Both appointments are effective immediately. Grant replaces Dr. David M. DiCarlo, who is retiring after 36 years with the company.

Jeffrey D. Grant has been named vice president and general manager of the Space Systems Division of the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector.




Robert V. Burke has been named vice president and deputy general manager, Space Systems Division of the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector.




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In his new role, Grant will be responsible for leading the division which provides space solutions to civil, military and restricted customers. His most recent assignment was as vice president of National Systems within the Space Systems Division. In that capacity, he was responsible for the acquisition and execution of all space programs for restricted customers. He was also responsible for the evolution of existing systems including capabilities enhancements and technology insertion.

Prior to that, he was the vice president of business development at Northrop Grumman Space Technology, now Aerospace Systems. Grant joined Northrop Grumman in 2002 after a career combining both private and public sector experience and a distinguished 21-year career with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. He holds a Bachelor of Science in ocean engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Intelligence Medal of Merit.

Robert Burke most recently served as vice president of civil & military systems for the Space Systems Division. His prior assignment was as vice president and program manager of advanced mission programs for the National Systems business area. Since joining the company in 1985 as an electrical design integration engineer, he has held a variety of engineering and management positions of increasing scope and responsibility in functional and program organizations.

His experience extends into all aspects of space system architecture, design and operations with background in the civil, Department of Defense, restricted and commercial marketplaces. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and has completed the Executive Management Program at UCLA. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Snoopy for his contributions on the Chandra X-ray Observatory and served on NASA's Cassini Independent Review panel for Saturn Orbit Insertion Readiness.

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: Mary Blake
         Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
         (310) 812-6291 office
         (424) 254-6170 mobile
         mary.blake@ngc.com

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