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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced that its Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to supply state-of-the-art navigation systems for two new 500-ton patrol boats for the Brazil navy.

Sperry Marine will supply a complete integrated bridge system based on its new-generation VisionMaster FT™ navigation technology, tailored to meet the unique space constraints and operational requirements of these coastal patrol boats. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received International Standards Organization (ISO) certification for the environmental management systems at the company’s Sperry Marine facilities in Europe.

The Certificate of Conformance from ABS Quality Evaluations confirms that Sperry Marine’s environmental management system meets the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 standard. The certification applies to the Sperry Marine offices in Antwerp, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hamburg, Germany; Vlaardingen, Netherlands; Bergen, Norway; and New Malden, U.K.

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has contributed a gift-in-kind of navigation interactive courseware (ICW) to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation to support navigation training programs at the Academy.

The donation, valued at more than $3 million, will be used by the Academy’s Department of Seamanship and Navigation to instruct midshipmen in the operation of advanced electronic navigation systems. Since 2001, Northrop Grumman has donated more than $9 million of navigation software, services and training to the Foundation.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for six fast patrol craft being built by Austal Shipyards in Australia for the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit will supply the equipment, which will be installed and commissioned by Electrotech Australia Pty Ltd.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract to upgrade weather and navigation radar systems on Iraqi Air Force C-130 cargo aircraft.

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit is supplying a complete suite of electronic navigation systems for a new megayacht being constructed in Italy.

A Canadian navy destroyer has completed the first successful sea trials with a new-generation inertial navigation system (INS) and data distribution network supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC).

The Iroquois-class destroyer, HMCS Athabaskan, is the first naval ship to go to sea with the MK 49 ring-laser gyro navigator (RLGN) INS and Navigation Data Distribution System (NavDDS). The systems were developed by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit.

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit to upgrade the steering control systems for the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a contract to supply fin stabilizer systems for six new roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) vehicle ferries being built for Finnlines at the Jinling shipyard in China.

Each of the vessels will be fitted with Sperry Marine Gyrofin® stabilizers. Utilizing Sperry Marine’s patented Lift Control technology, the Gyrofins are designed to provide optimum roll stabilization while minimizing cavitation.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is introducing a new family of multisensor marine speed log products at the 2008 SMM maritime technology exhibition in Hamburg, Germany this month.

The NAVIKNOT 600 series of products, which are being marketed under the Sperry Marine brand, are based on a new satellite speed sensor that yields dual axis speed over ground.

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