Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is an American global aerospace and defense technology corporation, headquartered in West Falls Church, Virginia.

Northrop Grumman is a global security company providing systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics.

Core Capabilities


From advanced threat detection to secure communications, Northrop Grumman works on a variety of survivable and rapidly reconfigurable systems that provide critical support needed for mission assurance.


Northrop Grumman leads an industry team that is working with the Air Force on the B-2 Spirit. In January 2019, Northrop Grumman was awarded a $1.3 billion upgrade and sustainment contract for its Litening advanced targeting pod.

Logistics and Modernization

Northrop Grumman is a provider of logistics solutions for global defense and federal-civil customers.

Autonomous Systems

Northrop Grumman is a provider of autonomous systems on land, at sea, in the air, and in space. These systems operate in areas and environments where manned vehicles cannot, allowing for prolonged missions, and helping reduce risk to human lives.


Northrop Grumman has invested in research areas such as identity management, situational awareness, modeling and simulation, cloud security, and supply chain.


Northrop Grumman is a provider of C4ISR systems. The company delivers analysis systems through advanced communications payloads and integrated solutions that support the U.S. and allied forces.




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Kris Osborn
September 24, 2020
Fox News
If an F-22 and F-35 were both operating in full stealth attack mode behind enemy lines, striking air defenses, searching for targets and preparing the airspace for a less-stealthy air campaign, then how do the undetectable fifth-generation fighter jets communicate with each other without generating a potentially detectable electrical signal, giving away their position?
Eric Berger
September 2, 2020
Ars Technica
These solid rocket boosters are a holdover from the space shuttle era.
Eric Berger
August 21, 2020
Ars Technica
"There have been some issues that have been uncovered just recently."
Kris Osborn
July 17, 2020
Fox News
Multiple precision-guided anti-ship missiles stream across the ocean, armed enemy drones circle the skies and swarms of radio-networked enemy small boats coordinate integrated surface attacks --- all while enemy radar systems track and target US Navy surface ships.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
July 7, 2020
Mail Online
The agency destroyed part of its Space Launch System (SLS) to see how well it would cope under the sort of forces it would experience when launching into orbit.
February 15, 2020
The launch of Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Cargo craft was scheduled for 9 February, but it was cancelled due to a ground support equipment issue.
Marcia Dunn
February 15, 2020
A cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts' cravings.
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer
February 14, 2020
Houston Chronicle
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - High wind delayed Northrop Grumman's supply run to the International Space Station on Friday. The weather was OK at the launch pad on Wallops Island, Virginia, but upper-level winds exceeded safety limits. The company will try again Saturday at 3:21 p.m. - an easy-to-remember 3-2-1. It will be Northrop Grumman's third attempt in under a week to launch its Antares rocket with a Cygnus capsule on top. Sunday's try was interrupted by pad equipment concerns, then bad weather moved in. The delivery includes nearly 4 tons of experiments and gear, as well as candy and cheese for the three station astronauts. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer
February 10, 2020
Houston Chronicle
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Northrop Grumman delayed a space station delivery from Virginia on Sunday because of trouble with ground equipment. The company came within two to three minutes of launching a cargo ship from Wallops Island to the International Space Station for NASA. With rain and clouds in the forecast this week, the launch was bumped to at least Thursday.. The capsule atop Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket holds 4 tons of supplies, including cheese and candy for the three space station residents. The astronauts were monitoring the countdown, but the live video feed cut off and they did not learn about the delay until Mission Control radioed the news a half-hour later. SpaceX also is under contract with NASA to deliver station supplies. Its next shipment is in March. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
February 3, 2020
Mail Online
Artistic renders provided by the US Air Force provide a rare glimpse at the upcoming $600 million B-21 Raider stealth bomber as it would appear in three US air base hangars.
Darrell Etherington
December 12, 2019
Space industry heavyweight Northrop Grumman has signed a costumer for the launch of its first OmegA rocket, a medium/heavy lift launch vehicle that it's currently readying for flight with a target of spring 2021 for its first ever flight. OmegA will unlock additional payload capacity vs. the launch systems that Northrop Grumman has developed and [...]
Kris Osborn
November 4, 2019
Fox News
Army is preparing to incinerate enemy weapons "targets" in an upcoming in a "lase-off" firing of its emerging Stryker-armed 50-kilowatt laser weapon designed to destroy drones, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and incoming enemy missiles.
Marcia Dunn
November 2, 2019
Global News
The space station is currently home to three Americans, two Russians and one Italian.
Marcia Dunn / AP
November 2, 2019
A supply ship launched to the International Space Station with sports car parts, an oven for baking and a vest to protect against radiation.
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On Sat., Nov. 2 at 9:59 a.m. EDT, Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft are scheduled to launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on...
November 1, 2019
When Northrop Grumman launches a robotic Cygnus cargo capsule to the International Space Station on Saturday morning, it'll mark one giant leap for one small satellite built by students at the University of Washington and Seattle's Raisbeck Aviation High School. The 7-pound HuskySat-1 is among
Eric Berger
November 1, 2019
Ars Technica
"They're two years older than us, and they have yet to reach orbit."
Genevieve Scarano
October 22, 2019
Blue Origin is partnering with industry giants Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper to build a human-capable lunar landing system for moon trips. Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, unveiled the lunar lander ...
September 23, 2019
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $141 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) task order for new LITENING advanced targeting pods and upgrades that will bring existing pods up to the current configuration. "LITENING was designed for, and has provided, an affordable and rapid upgrade path to our users," said Brent Toland, vice president, land and avionics C4ISR, Northrop Grumman. "This task order demonstrates the enduring value and p...
Eric Berger
September 20, 2019
Ars Technica
"We don't want to rely on just one system."


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