updated 4/20/2011 12:17:38 PM ET 2011-04-20T16:17:38

HERNDON, Va., April 20, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) an option year for its current contract to provide logistics support services at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif. 

Northrop Grumman provides a full range of logistics support services including field maintenance on more than 4,000 track and wheeled vehicles and supporting equipment at Fort Irwin.  This support is critical for the up to 80,000 service members rotating through the NTC annually for their mission ready rehearsal prior to deployment.  

Northrop Grumman also provides support services in all classes of supply, warehouse operations, and all facets of tactical materiel and supplies distribution and transportation to the U.S. Army in both installation and tactical training environments.

"As a leading provider of a full range of logistical support in ground vehicle reconstitution, we provide the Army fleet management solutions for maintaining high operational tempo fleets of vehicles such as those employed at Fort Irwin," said Larry Lanzillotta, vice president for Army and Marine Corps ground vehicle reconstitution programs at Northrop Grumman. "Our innovative and flexible fleet management approach provides the U.S. Army trusted and affordable solutions to ensure the operational readiness of the tactical fleet to meet mission requirements." 

Northrop Grumman has partnered with the Army at the NTC for more than nine years and continues to ensure all relevant training and vehicle missions are accomplished.

"We provide the full spectrum of logistics management and operations at the NTC. Our management of combat and tactical vehicle maintenance operations, as well as supply and distribution management, includes convoy operations supporting our soldiers' training," said Dave Booze, Northrop Grumman Technical Services program manager for the Fort Irwin Directorate of Logistics Support contract. "Our demonstrated capabilities and experience allow us to sustain and reset a variety of vehicles in a desert environment to support the training of soldiers and other military service members prior to their deployment."

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

CONTACT: Fran Kelty
         (703) 713-4584
         fran.kelty@ngc.com
         
         Leah Smith
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         leah.smith@ngc.com

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