DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 12 /PRNewswire/ --

Dubai Air Show -- Injazat Data Systems, a joint venture of Abu Dhabi- based Mubadala and Electronic Data Systems and a leading regional information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing company, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for the two organizations to collaborate on a variety of high technology programs and initiatives to further the emirate's economic development strategy.

The MoA was signed at the Dubai Air Show by Ibrahim Mohamed Lari, Injazat Data Systems' chief executive officer, and Duke Dufresne, president of Northrop Grumman ISS International, Inc. It is the second MoA signed by Northrop Grumman this week at the Dubai Air Show.

"This MoA signifies our mutual interest in exploring ways in which we may both collaborate and address high technology opportunities in the UAE and abroad," said Lari.

"We're honored to work with Injazat. They are a leader in Abu Dhabi and across the Gulf Cooperation Council region. With their technical background and experience in software and Information Technology solutions, services, and engineering support combined with our expertise in the design, development and implementation of C4ISR architectures; systems engineering, integration and test; communications systems design and integration; and radar systems design, production and associated systems and technologies, there is a great deal of synergy and growth possible between our two organizations," Dufresne said.

"This agreement further underscores Injazat's desire to select partners of global standing to achieve the economic diversification mandate of the Abu Dhabi government," said Lari.

About Injazat Data Systems LLC

Established in the 1st quarter of 2005, Injazat Data Systems is an Information Technology and Business Services company that offers a wide range of business technology and outsourcing services. It is focused on providing IT services to the government, oil and gas, utilities, financial services, transportation, telecom and healthcare sectors. Injazat is a joint venture of Mubadala Development Company and Electronic Data Systems (EDS).

Injazat aims to become the premier information technology and business process outsourcing services provider in the region. Growth is driven through Mubadala's knowledge of the Middle East business environment plus the delivery capabilities of EDS -- creating a local company with the experience of a global player.

Mubadala Development is a Public Joint Stock company, established and wholly owned by the government of Abu Dhabi with a mission to invest in commercially viable, strategic, industrial and commercial partnerships.

EDS provides a broad portfolio of business and technology solutions to help its clients worldwide improve their business performance. EDS' core portfolio comprises Information Technology, applications and business process services, as well as Information Technology transformation services. EDS supports the world's leading companies and governments in 60 countries.

About Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a US$30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Web site: http://www.northropgrumman.com

New York, Dianne Baumert-Moyik, +1-516-754-2645, Dianne.baumert-moyik@ngc.com, for Northrop Grumman; or London, Ken Beedle, of Northrop Grumman, +44-207-747-1910, ken.beedle@euro.ngc.com; or Wassim El Mawas of Injazat Data Systems, +971-26992700, marketing@injazatdatasystems.com