Northrop Grumman to Supply Machinery Control System for LHA-7 Amphibious Assault Ship

Northrop Grumman to Supply Machinery Control System for LHA-7 Amphibious
Assault Ship

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $50.6 million contract by prime
contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) to supply the Machinery
Control System (MCS) for the U.S. Navy's LHA-7 amphibious assault ship.

The MCS controls the major shipboard systems including the highly automated
propulsion, electric plant and fuel fill systems. The equipment being supplied
includes 56 data acquisition units, 27 workstations and 1,125 fire sensors
located throughout the vessel.

"This order affirms our customer's confidence in our ability to design,
integrate, test and deliver some of the Navy's most sophisticated distributed
control technology on platforms that have significantly reduced the Navy's
total ownership costs," said Bill Hannon, vice president of Northrop Grumman
Maritime Systems.

The work will be performed chiefly in Charlottesville and the MCS will be
installed on the LHA-7 at HII's shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., before delivery
to the Navy. Equipment deliveries are expected to begin in 2014 and continue
into 2016, with installations to follow.

Northrop Grumman is the industry leader in MCS engineering, design and
production for the world's most advanced military platforms. The company is
also under contract to supply and integrate the MCS for LHA-6, and previously
supplied the MCS for LHD-8 and the integrated navigation and ship control
system for the Coast Guard National Security Cutters, also built by HII at

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative
systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and
logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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