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Northrop Grumman Wins Contract to Support Next Generation Air Transportation System

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded an $81 million contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support the Aeronautical Information Management Modernization (AIMM) program.

Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will support the FAA safety mission and Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) objectives of developing automation, and information systems and services to address future air traffic requirements. This program will also provide aviation users with digital Aeronautical Information (AI) that conforms to international standards.

"With extensive experience in designing and delivering architectures to modernize systems of this kind, we are uniquely qualified to meet the FAA's specialized needs and address the next frontier of Aeronautical Information requirements," said Ed Sturms, vice president and general manager, civil division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "Northrop Grumman is committed to providing a quality user experience for our FAA customer through our inclusive and proven methodology increasing the likelihood of early and broad adoption."

Northrop Grumman has a legacy in securely integrating complex data systems leading to low-risk solutions that address customers' most critical challenges. To see more of the company's solutions, visit booth #529 at the 60th Annual ATCA Conference Nov. 1-4, 2015. Northrop Grumman's FAA-focused approach adapts to new challenges by leveraging proven processes as well as supporting information sharing, collaboration, and direct discussions about the key issues with government and industry partners. Through partnerships, Northrop Grumman is able to better recognize customer needs and adapt to the evolving marketplace challenges quickly and easily. The Northrop Grumman team includes Crown Consulting, Inc., Enterprise Engineering Services, Rigil Corporation and Sunhillo Corporation.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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Source:Northrop Grumman Corp.