(PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corp., a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. broke ground today on a new, state-of-the art facility that will consolidate current local operations from four sites to a single headquarters near Offutt Air Force Base. The company has more than 750 employees in the Omaha area. The new 110,000 sq. ft., three-story complex will initially house approximately 400 people, allowing for expansion to accommodate new business opportunities. The building is expected to be complete by fall of 2005.