LONDON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ --

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that its Europe-based air traffic control systems subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by the Brazilian Airspace Control System Implementation Commission (CISCEA) to supply and install complete UHF/VHF T6 extended range communication stations at multiple sites across Southern Brazil.

The contract valued at US$19M was awarded following an international competitive tender process.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will provide a turnkey solution that will integrate the company's PAE T6 UHF/VHF range of equipment, manufactured in the UK, with locally supplied equipment including equipment shelters, standby power, masts and antennas into a complete extended range communication system.

This win is an outstanding example of the strength of our technology leadership and capabilities in this highly competitive market to provide complex air traffic management communication systems for demanding environments, said Charles Houseago, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems. We look forward to working with the Brazilian air traffic control authorities and to delivering this world-class solution.

The communication stations will be installed at more than 20 sites across Southern Brazil in the second Integrated Centre for Air Defence and Air Traffic Control (CINDACTA II) region and will integrate the new stations into the customers' existing infrastructure. CINDACTA II is one of the four main air traffic control centres administrated by Brazil's Departamento de Controle do Espaco Aereo (DECEA). At the completion of this contract, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will have equipped more than 75 sites delivering communications services across half of Brazil's airspace.

The five-year contract is expected to be completed in 2014. The award follows on from previous contracts awarded to Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in recent years in Brazil.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Peterborough, UK, and in Oslo and Horten, Norway, supplies communication, navigation and surveillance systems for air-space operations worldwide.

In Europe, Northrop Grumman operates from locations in France, Germany, Italy and Norway, providing navigation, air traffic control and postal automation systems. In the UK, Northrop Grumman operates from primary locations in London, Fareham, Chester, Coventry, New Malden, Peterborough, RAF Waddington and Solihull and provides avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, robotics, C4I solutions and mission planning, aircraft whole life support, airport security solutions, IT systems and software development.

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.

Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman Corporation, +44-(0)-207-747-1910, +44-(0)-7787-174092,