ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, May 14 /PRNewswire/ --

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to provide the AAR-54 Missile Warning System (MWS) for its CH-47F Chinook helicopters.

Under the terms of the multi-million dollar contract, Northrop Grumman's Defensive Systems Division will provide eight MWS shipsets and spares, in addition to follow-on support, to the RNLAF beginning in Jan. 2009 and continuing through Jan. 2010.

"We are particularly honored that the RNLAF has selected Northrop Grumman to provide this critical survivability resource to protect their Chinook helicopters," said Carl Smith, vice president of Infrared Countermeasures programs at Northrop Grumman's Defensive Systems Division. "We are dedicated to supporting the warfighter and protecting our international allies as well as U.S. forces against the shoulder-launched, heat-seeking missile threat."

The AAR-54(V) is a fourth-generation Missile Approach Warning System now in production and available for use on virtually every platform -- helicopters, fast jets, tactical and widebody aircraft. In all applications, this compact, lightweight system provides outstanding clutter rejection, long-range and short-shot missile detection, rapid automatic cueing to the countermeasures system, and increased situational awareness capabilities via heads-up display or radar warning receiver display.

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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