Tag Archives: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Northrop Gets Navy ‘Advanced Hawkeye’ Radar Processor Hardware Order

Northrop Grumman‘s aerospace systems business has received an $11.7 million delivery order to supply radar processor hardware sets for the U.S. Navy‘s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will deliver Advanced Radar Processors to support E-2D operational and counter electronic attack development tests slated to occur between 2019 and 2020. …

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NASA to Ship Webb Telescope to Northrop Facility for Spacecraft Tech Integration

NASA engineers have removed the James Webb Space Telescope from the space agency’s thermal vacuum testing platform installed at the Johnson Space Center following completion of a 100-day cryogenic test. The agency said Saturday it tested JWST’s optical structure and scientific instruments at Chamber A to determine if the future space observatory could function in …

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Northrop Unveils North Dakota-Based Autonomous Tech Facility

Northrop Grumman has unveiled a new 36,000-square-foot facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota, that is built to foster the use of autonomous systems. The company said Friday the facility is located the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems Business and Aviation Park and focused on research and development, operations and mission analysis, aircraft maintenance, maintainer, …

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Northrop, Embry-Riddle Offer 1st Airworthiness Engineering Graduate Study Program

Northrop Grumman and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have collaborated to offer the first airworthiness engineering graduate study program scheduled to launch in January 2017. Graduates of the program will gain a Certificate of Study in Airworthiness Engineering, Northrop said Wednesday. The specialized technical curriculum is designed to answer the needs of the company’s government, …

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Northrop Marks Milestone in Center Fuselage Work on Norway’s F-35 Order; Brian Chappel Comments

Northrop Grumman has finished work on the first of 52 center fuselages it has designed for the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s planned order of F-35 Lightning II – the AM 1 conventional takeoff and landing variant. The company said Wednesday it reached the milestone on time and within budget, utilizing an integrated assembly …

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Faith Jennings, Vic Beck to Lead Communications at Northrop Aerospace Systems Divisions

Northrop Grumman has appointed Faith Jennings as communications director for the unmanned systems division and Vic Beck as communications director for the military aircraft group, both under the company’s aerospace systems business. “Communications to customers, employees, the media and other critical influencers is vital to our success, and Faith and Vic each bring deep …

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Heidi Hendrix Appointed HR VP for Northrop Aerospace Unit

Heidi Hendrix has been appointed vice president for human resources at Northrop Grumman’s aerospace systems unit. Hendrix will be involved in all aspects of the division’s workforce management, including support, training and recruitment, Northrop said Monday. “We are in the midst of a dynamic time in our industry and Heidi’s …

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Microtek to Test Materials for Northrop Aerospace Sector

Microtek Laboratories has won a contract to test materials for Northrop Grumman‘s aerospace systems sector. Microtek will conduct the tests on printed wiring boards and printed circuit boards at Northrop’s facilities in Redondo Beach, Calif., Microtek said Thursday. Based in Anaheim, Calif., Microtek has tested electronic interconnection technology for companies …

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Northrop Grumman Joins Hosted Payloads Alliance

Northrop Grumman has joined the Hosted Payloads Alliance, a group of satellite manufacturers, spacecraft operators, system integrators and launch vehicle providers that support government agencies in acquiring space assets and services. Formed in 2011, HPA promotes the benefits of hosted payloads on commercial satellites and assists government agencies in finding …

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Lockheed Delivers AEHF Satellite for April Launch

Lockheed Martin delivered a second advanced extremely high frequency military communications satellite to the Air Force for an April launch.  Lockheed said it is contracted to provide four AEHF satellites and the mission control segment as the prime contractor for the AEHF constellation. The satellite will launch aboard an Atlas …

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LISTnet Honors Northrop Grumman Exec for Technology Leadership

A Northrop Grumman executive was recently recognized for earning the Long Island Software and Technology Network Diamond Award for leadership in the technology field. Jane Bishop, who has been with the company for 25 years, is the director of program integration and enterprise management for Northrop Grumman Corporation’s airborne early warning integrated product …

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