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Northrop Receives Astro Aerospace-Built Boom Assemblies for NASA’s Webb Telescope

Northrop Grumman has received the mid-boom assemblies from its Astro Aerospace subsidiary for integration with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Astro Aerospace designed and built two boom assemblies designed to deploy the telescope’s sunshield component once in orbit, Northrop said Monday. Astro Aerospace delivered the assemblies to Northrop’s Redondo Beach, …

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Northrop’s Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits Comply With FCC 5G Requirements

A Northrop Grumman business has announced several monolithic microwave integrated circuit offerings that comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s requirements for 5G frequency bands. Northrop’s microelectronics products and services business made the announcement at the 2017 International Microwave Symposium, the company said Wednesday. Some of those MMIC products include APN243, APN248 …

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Northrop, Atlas Elektronik Showcase Unmanned Mine Hunting Tech

Northrop Grumman and Atlas Elektronik‘s U.K. subsidiary have jointly demonstrated an unmanned mine hunting system during the Belgian Defense Technology and Industry Day trials in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Northrop said Monday its AQS-24B mine hunting sensor was integrated with Atlas Elektronik UK‘s ARCIMS unmanned surface vessel during the tests. Alan Lytle, vice president of undersea systems …

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Northrop Completes 1st Flight Test of Panel-Based Sensor

Northrop Grumman evaluated the performance of its modular panel-based sensor technology during an exercise conducted in April at the company’s flight test facility in Baltimore, Maryland. The multifunction surveillance system functioned both on ground moving target indicator radar mode and on synthetic aperture radar mapping mode as part of the maiden flight, Northrop said Tuesday. The sensor is designed to integrate with new …

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NASA Taps Northrop Subsidiary to Provide Optics Tech for Future Space Observatory

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has received a contract from NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an optical technology platform for integration with an infrared space observatory. Northrop said Monday Adaptive Optics Associates will design and produce an adaptive optics tool for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope designed to capture images of exoplanets throughout the platform’s …

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Orbital ATK Gets $90M Contract to Supply Northrop Bomber Aircraft Components

Northrop Grumman has awarded Orbital ATK a potential five-year, $90 million contract to manufacture aircraft composite parts in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s B-2 Spirit aircraft modernization effort. Orbital ATK said Tuesday it will produce 17 hot trailing edge structures and provide non-recurring engineering services for B-2 bombers. The contract has an option for follow-on orders. Steve Earl, vice …

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft With Northrop’s Navigation Tool Travels Through Gap Between Saturn, Rings

A Northrop Grumman-built navigation platform has worked to provide attitude control capabilities for NASA’s Cassini space vehicle in support of the Saturn exploration mission. The spacecraft with Northrop’s Space Inertial Reference Unit maneuvered through a 1,500-mile gap between the planet and its rings on April 26, the company said Thursday. Northrop’s …

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Northrop to Help Sustain Navy’s Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator Under $65M Contract Option

Northrop Grumman has received a $64.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to help operate and maintain the service branch’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance-Demonstrator aircraft. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Northrop will also provide sustainment engineering and logistics services for RQ-4 Global Hawk peculiar items, support equipment and technical publications under …

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Northrop to Design Hardware, Software for Air Force’s Next-Gen Navigation System

Northrop Grumman has secured a $49 million contract to design hardware and software for the U.S. Air Force‘s next-generation integrated navigation system. The company said Tuesday it will design preliminary architecture under the technology maturation and risk reduction phase of the Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System-Modernization program. EGI-M will be equipped with M-Code-capable GPS receivers to support the transmission …

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