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Airbus’ U.S. space and defense business has been selected by Northrop Grumman to produce satellite platforms for the Space Development Agency’s low Earth orbit constellation. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense will deliver 42 satellite platforms and provide vehicle assembly, integration and testing services in support of SDA’s Transport Layer Tranche 1 network of optically-interconnected space […] More
Kerron Duncan, director of Technology for the Chief Information Office with Northrop Grumman, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz about his more than two decades of history with the company, the influence of its company culture and the challenges on the business side of innovation and emerging technology during the latest Executive Spotlight interview. ExecutiveBiz: Congrats on recently transitioning into your new […] More
A Northrop Grumman-built cargo spacecraft has reboosted the International Space Station to its desired altitude on orbit in preparation for future space operations. The company said Monday Cygnus used its main onboard engine to conduct station orbit adjustment several months after the spacecraft docked to the ISS to deliver equipment and supplies to the astronauts […] More
A Northrop Grumman-built digital multi-mode ground radar is now available for use by the U.S. military and its international allies following the system’s designation as the AN/TPY-5(V)1 by the U.S. government. The company said Tuesday the advanced technical capability of the AN/TPY-5(V)1 long-range radar was demonstrated during several testing activities and the system’s size and […] More
Northrop Grumman and NASA have tested the next Joint Polar Satellite System inside a thermal vacuum chamber to assess whether the spacecraft could work in simulated extreme temperatures. Engineers had to modify the testing environment for JPSS-2, which will support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s weather-forecasting mission, after they discovered thermal deformation due to an […] More
Chris McGlade, sector vice president of quality and operational excellence for defense systems at Northrop Grumman, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the continued development of the modern and future battlefield as well as how that mission influences the core value of the company culture. In addition, Chris McGlade discussed the uphill challenge of talent recruitment and […] More
Northrop Grumman performed a ground demonstration of a laser communications system as part of a prototype satellite constellation for the first tranche of the National Defense Space Architecture’s transport layer. The company said Tuesday Mynaric supplied the laser communications in the space domain and Innoflight provided encryption, decryption and other components of its prototype architecture. […] More
The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman have equipped the Air National Guard’s F-16 fighter jets with fifth-generation radar capabilities through the installation of the AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar system. The Northrop-built APG-83 SABR active electronically scanned array radar provides greater bandwidth that could enable F-16 pilots to detect, identify and track targets at […] More
Northrop Grumman will continue to evaluate its stand-in attack weapon missile offering using digital engineering capabilities under a three-month contract with the U.S. Air Force. The company said Thursday its missile design for the SiAW program comes with open architecture to facilitate future upgrades and is expected to launch later in 2022. Northrop, Lockheed Martin […] More
Northrop Grumman has received a potential $2 billion contract from United Launch Alliance to ramp up production of Graphite Epoxy Motor and extended length variation solid rocket boosters for ULA’s Atlas and Vulcan Centaur launch vehicles. The multiyear contract with ULA will also allow Northrop to modernize and expand tooling and existing facilities, Northrop said […] More
The U.S. Air Force has awarded three-month contracts to Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and L3Harris Technologies to support the initial phase of a program meant to build a stand-in attack weapon that could be used by the F-35 fighter aircraft to counter hostile air defenses, Defense News reported Wednesday. Lena Lopez, a spokeswoman for the […] More
Northrop Grumman will work with Aeronix to build a Space End Crypto Unit prototype that will link across common architecture weapons systems and other platforms in low-Earth orbit under a Department of Defense contract to support DOD’s goal of connecting the joint force. “Our open architecture space mesh networking prototype enables new capabilities in Space […] More
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