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.




Kathy J. Warden

CEO, President

Wes Bush


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B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber - Centerpiece of Long Range Strike


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Warrior Maven
January 10, 2021
Fox News
The Coast Guard's now-under-construction and rapidly emerging Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ship will hit the ocean next year, bringing new strategic and tactical dimensions to homeland defense, multi-service data sharing and many pressing maritime security issues of relevance to the U.S. Navy and the Pentagon.
James Rogers
January 6, 2021
Fox News
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Wednesday and is set to test new technologies before its fiery destruction when it returns to Earth's atmosphere.
December 29, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman's uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Wednesday, Jan. 6, more than three...
December 22, 2020
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a production contract for 19 GQM-163A "Coyote" supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicles. The $57 million award could be worth up to $250 million with options for an additional 84 target vehicles. This brings the GQM-163A targets ordered to date to 200. "The Coyote is the only supersonic sea skimming target in production in the U.S.," said Rich Straka, vice president, launch vehicles, Northrop Grumman. "This is our fourteenth...
December 22, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- In 2020, NASA made significant progress on America's Moon to Mars exploration strategy, met mission objectives for the Artemis program,...
Deepwave Digital
December 15, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Deepwave Digital announced today the closing of their $3M series seed investment round led by Northrop Grumman and Jumpstart NJ Angel Network....
November 17, 2020
The Missile Defense Agency successfully intercepted a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) built Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target that was launched during a flight test from the Reagan Test Site in the Kwajalein Atoll. FTM-44 satisfies a Congressional mandate to demonstrate that the MDA can use the Navy's Aegis Combat System equipped with the Standard Missile 3 Block IIA (SM-3 IIA) to intercept intercontinental threats. "As the ICBM target prime contractor for the Mis...
Fox News
November 6, 2020
Fox News
The fact that the Air Force's new 6th-Gen aircraft has taken to the skies raises many interesting questions
Warrior Maven
October 13, 2020
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The success of high-speed air-to-air combat engagement accelerated flight into enemy fire against air-defenses, aerial surveillance missions, and precision-strikes on enemy ground targets of course rest upon a pilot's ability to know a plane's exact location, movement patterns and angle of attack.
Sean Gallagher
October 6, 2020
Ars Technica
AI-powered "attritable" drones give flying adversaries something else to shoot at.
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer
October 3, 2020
Houston Chronicle
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A space station cargo ship rocketed into orbit Friday...
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
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"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.


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