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FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
VICE THOMAS E
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP /DE/ [NOC]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Corp VP & Pres Tech Servs
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/14/2012
(Street)

FALLS CHURCH, VA 22042
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 02/14/2012   A   21,308(1) A $60.21 93,269.5(2) D  
Common Stock 02/14/2012   F   8,692 D $60.21 84,577.5(3) D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
VICE THOMAS E
2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22042
      Corp VP & Pres Tech Servs  

Signatures

 /s/ Jennifer C. McGarey, Attorney-in-fact for Thomas E. Vice   02/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Shares issued in settlement of 13,318 Restricted Performance Stock Rights ("RPSRs") granted under the 2001 Long-Term Incentive Stock Plan ("LTISP") on 2/17/09 with a valuation of performance measurement period ("measurement period") ended 12/31/11. The performance shares were settled at 160% of the target award.
(2) Total amount includes 41,807.5 shares of common stock; 11,286 unvested RPSRs granted under the LTISP on 2/16/10 with a measurement period ending on 12/31/12; 9,843 unvested RPSRs granted under the LTISP on 8/3/10 with a measurement period ending on 12/31/12; 10,111 unvested RPSRs granted under the LTISP on 2/15/11 with the measurement period ending on 12/31/13; 10,111 Restricted Stock Rights ("RSRs") granted under the LTISP on 2/15/11 that will vest on 2/15/15; and 10,111 RSRs granted under the LTISP on 2/15/11 that will vest on 2/15/15. Grants awarded pursuant to Rule 16b-3(d).
(3) Total amount includes 33,115.5 shares of common stock; 11,286 unvested RPSRs granted under the LTISP on 2/16/10 with a valuation of performance measurement period ("measurement period") ending on 12/31/12; 9,843 unvested RPSRs granted under the LTISP on 8/3/10 with a measurement period ending on 12/31/12; 10,111 unvested RPSRs granted under the LTISP on 2/15/11 with the measurement period ending on 12/31/13; 10,111 RSRs granted under the LTISP on 2/15/11 that will vest on 2/15/15; and 10,111 RSRs granted under the LTISP on 2/15/11 that will vest on 2/15/15. Grants awarded pursuant to Rule 16b-3(d).

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