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Northrop's SharkSat Payload Transmits Telemetry Data Back to Ground; Candace Givens Quoted

Candace Givens VP Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman-built SharkSat payload collected and transmitted performance and telemetry data back to mission controllers while orbiting the Earth during a two-week demonstration aboard the company's Cygnus spacecraft in January. “SharkSat's success directly reflects the speed and agility that our team put forth to deliver mission success,“ said Candace Givens, vice president of payload and ground systems division at Northrop.

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Veritas Capital Completes $3.4B Northrop Unit Buy; Peraton to Oversee IT, Services Business; Ramzi Musallam, Stu Shea Quoted

Ramzi Musallam CEO

Veritas Capital has completed its $3.4 billion acquisition of Northrop Grumman's IT and mission support services business. Veritas announced the multi-billion dollar transaction in December 2020, stating that the transaction will enable Veritas to establish a technology-enabled services platform that can deliver support to a wide range of critical government missions through its combination with Peraton. “The completion of this transaction brings together two dynamic businesses with complementary, mission-critical solutions and capabilities, creating an industry-leading platform with a shared commitment to customer success,“ said Ramzi Musallam, chief executive officer and managing partner of Veritas, and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Northrop Secures $3.6B USAF Contract for Aircraft Comm Node Support; Ben Davies Quoted

Ben Davies Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $3.6 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue Battlefield Airborne Communications Node operations, sustainment and support. “We are honored to work with the Air Force to continue to bring the critical gateway communications capabilities of the BACN program to U.S. warfighters operating around the world,“ said Ben Davies, vice president and general manager of networked information solutions division at Northrop.

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Northrop Test-Fires New GEM Motor for ULA-Made Heavy-Lift Rocket

GEM 63XL static test Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated the thrust, internal insulation and other performance aspects of a new 63-inch-diameter strap-on booster designed to propel United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur heavy-lift rocket. The company said Thursday its Graphite Epoxy Motor 63XL, a new variant of the GEM 63 booster, generated almost 449,000 pounds of thrust during a 90-second validation ground test in Promontory, Utah.

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Northrop Gets $325M USAF Contract to Support Joint STARS

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Northrop Grumman has secured a $325 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue its support of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS). “The overall modification and sustainment work will ensure continuous safety and system readiness for the E-8C fleet against evolving threat environments,“ said Janice Zilch, vice president of manned airborne surveillance programs at Northrop Grumman.

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