updated 4/19/2011 10:17:42 AM ET 2011-04-19T14:17:42

CARSON, Calif., April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $77.9 million contract to continue providing software development and lifecycle support for the Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS).

AMDWS provides a composite air defense picture to warfighters and air and missile defense planning and situational awareness capabilities throughout the Army.

Under the five-year AMDWS Block 4 contract, Northrop Grumman will continue development of enabling technologies to evolve AMDWS capabilities and provide engineering, implementation, test, site and training support.

AMDWS retrieves, fuses and distributes battlespace awareness information from numerous sources, including joint headquarters, the Army Battle Command System network, national intelligence assets, and tactical and strategic sensors.  

The contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman by the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity, in support of the Product Manager, Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar in Madison, Ala.

Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the development, fielding and maintenance of the AMDWS system. The company was awarded the first AMDWS contract in June 1996.

Northrop Grumman's work on the AMDWS program is led by a management team in Carson and performed in Carson and Huntsville, Ala. 

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.

CONTACT: Janis Lamar
         (703) 556-1650
         janis.lamar@ngc.com

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