updated 4/19/2011 8:17:17 AM ET 2011-04-19T12:17:17

HERNDON, Va., April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a five-year contract to perform base security operations and support services at overseas U.S. air bases.

The firm-fixed-price contract is valued at $99 million. Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will perform various training, management and administrative tasks.

"We are extremely pleased to be selected by our AFCENT customer to continue to provide security services," said Bill Carty, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Technical Services' Defense and Government Services division. "We are keenly focused on our customer's requirements and always look to provide value added solutions gained through years of experience in the theater of operations and innovation."

Northrop Grumman is the incumbent on the AFCENT contract and has been providing support since 2005.

"Our reach-back ability within the corporation provides our nation's warfighters decades of security management expertise," said Robert Hill, Northrop Grumman's Technical Services AFCENT program manager. "This experience allows us to anticipate the future requirements and to provide timely and mission-focused solutions."

Northrop Grumman Technical Services provides a wide range of logistics, services and training at the departments of Defense, Energy and State, and other governmental agencies both in the United States and internationally.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company whose 75,000 employees provide innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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         Leah Smith
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