LONDON, October 24 /PRNewswire/ --

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will display a wide array of its state-of-the-art ship and marine navigation system capabilities at the international naval defence exhibition, Euronaval in Paris, France.

Euronaval will be held at the Paris-Le-Bourget exhibition centre from 27 to 31 October 2008 and includes the maritime sector and those industrial activities associated with state actions at sea.

Northrop Grumman will showcase its LPD San Antonio-class Amphibious Warfare and Transport ship and its International Patrol Frigate, a versatile and affordable warship based on the multi-mission National Security Cutter currently operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. The company's Sa'ar 5B Littoral Corvette, an enhanced version of the Northrop Grumman Sa'ar 5 corvette currently in service with the Israel Navy will also be on display as well as the advanced Enforcer-class Fast Patrol Craft design.

On display will be Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine's latest generation of navigation and ship control technology -- VisionMaster FT.

VisionMaster FT provides a highly integrated fully networked suite of marine radar and electronic charting systems designed to form the backbone of the modern ship's integrated bridge. In addition to the standard suite, Sperry Marine will be featuring its integrated platform management solution as part of their VisionMaster FT defence offering. The solution is similar to the system that is currently being installed on the UK Royal Navy's new Type 45 destroyers.

Navigation systems on show will include Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine's MK39 ring laser gyro navigation system and the MK27 fibre-optic attitude and heading reference system for naval vessels.

For more than a century, Northrop Grumman has been designing, building, overhauling and repairing a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard and world navies. Today, Northrop Grumman builds more ships, in more ship types/classes, than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. In addition to being the nation's sole industrial designer, builder and refueller of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines, Northrop Grumman is also the country's leading provider of major surface ships such as destroyers, cruisers, high endurance cutters, and amphibious assault ships for the U.S. and international navies.

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, IT systems and software development.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defence 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.

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London, Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman Corporation, +44-207-747-1910, or +44-7787-174092,