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  • Northrop Reaches Milestone in Army Artillery Precision Guidance Kit Production - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Reaches Milestone in Army Artillery Precision Guidance Kit Production

    Northrop Grumman has delivered more than 100,000 precision guidance kits for 155 mm artillery projectiles in support of a U.S. Army program to transform the high-explosive munitions into satellite-guided weapons. The company said Wednesday the PGK technology contains a Global Positioning System guidance kit with fuzing functions to enable positioning accuracy and includes a built-in […] More

  • Northrop Unveils New Long-Endurance Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Design - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Unveils New Long-Endurance Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Design

    Northrop Grumman has revealed the unmanned underwater vehicle demonstrator it is building in support of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program that aims to develop a new class of UUVs. The company said Monday the Manta Ray UUV is envisioned to be able to conduct long-range missions, carry large payloads, recharge autonomously using energy from its […] More

  • Dan Verwiel Named President, CEO of Ultra's Intelligence & Comms Segment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dan Verwiel Named President, CEO of Ultra’s Intelligence & Comms Segment

    Dan Verwiel, formerly a vice president and general manager at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been named president and CEO of Ultra Electronics‘ intelligence and communications segment. He will succeed current I&C President Mike Baptist, who has decided to step down after a three-decade career at Ultra, the defense technology provider said Thursday. Verwiel, who […] More

  • Northrop Wraps Up Casting Activity for Sentinel Stage 1, 2 Solid Rocket Motors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Wraps Up Casting Activity for Sentinel Stage 1, 2 Solid Rocket Motors

    Northrop Grumman has validated the design and manufacturing process for the future U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile following the completion of the first inert stage-one and stage-two solid rocket motor casting. The company said Wednesday the completed set for the LGM-35A Sentinel program will undergo modal testing along with an Aerojet Rocketdyne-built stage-three solid rocket motor […] More

  • Northrop, Air Force Eye December Launch for B-21 Raider - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop, Air Force Eye December Launch for B-21 Raider

    Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force will launch the B-21 Raider bomber in the first week of December at the company’s facility in Palmdale, California. Tom Jones, corporate vice president and president of Northrop’s aeronautics systems, said in a statement published Tuesday the company is proud of its partnership with the Air Force as […] More

  • Northrop Opens Space Assembly, Test Facility in Maryland - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Opens Space Assembly, Test Facility in Maryland

    Northrop Grumman has unveiled a new facility in Baltimore, Maryland, in an effort to expand the aerospace and defense contractor’s space equipment manufacturing and testing efforts. The Maryland Space Assembly and Test 2 facility provides 55,000 square foot space to support digitally integrated manufacturing, assembly and testing of space payload and ground systems, the company […] More

  • SAIC, Raytheon, Northrop Join Air Force's ABMS Digital Infrastructure Consortium; Michael LaRouche Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAIC, Raytheon, Northrop Join Air Force’s ABMS Digital Infrastructure Consortium; Michael LaRouche Quoted

    The Department of the Air Force has named Raytheon Technologies, Northrop Grumman and Science Applications International Corp. to an industry consortium tasked with developing the digital infrastructure for the Advanced Battle Management System. The companies announced in separate statements their selection to the five-member consortium to develop and deploy secure processing, data management, connectivity and […] More

  • Northrop Rolls Out Australia's 1st MQ-4C Autonomous Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Rolls Out Australia’s 1st MQ-4C Autonomous Aircraft

    Northrop Grumman has rolled out the first MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle built for Australia‘s air force at a manufacturing location in Palmdale, California. Wednesday’s unveiling event comes almost three years after the company began aircraft construction work at its Moss Point, Mississippi, factory, Northrop said. The Australian defense department collaborates with Northrop and the […] More

  • Northrop, Cubic Showcase Gateway System for Defense Tech Connectivity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop, Cubic Showcase Gateway System for Defense Tech Connectivity

    Northrop Grumman and Cubic‘s mission and performance solutions division have jointly demonstrated a high-capacity backbone platform intended to support mission systems interoperability and data connectivity in all defense domains. The companies presented during a cross-industry event the potential applications of HCB technology and an open-architecture gateway system to the Department of Defense’s Joint All Domain […] More

  • Northrop Ramps Up High-Temperature Material Manufacturing With Robotic 3D Printer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Ramps Up High-Temperature Material Manufacturing With Robotic 3D Printer

    Northrop Grumman is using a patented, robotic-based additive manufacturing technology to advance the development of high-temperature composites used in hypersonic and high-speed weapon manufacturing. The Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing Carbon/Carbon system employs 6-axis continuous fiber reinforcement to fabricate 3D-printed composite structures before undergoing a proprietary manufacturing process, Northrop said Thursday. SCRAM works to reduce […] More

  • Northrop's Targeting Pod Completes Initial Tests With Navy Fighter Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop’s Targeting Pod Completes Initial Tests With Navy Fighter Aircraft

    U.S. Navy pilots have tested a Northrop Grumman-built targeting system while operating an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft. The initial flight demonstration of the multisensor Litening pod showcased the system’s surveillance and autonomous target tracking functions, Northrop said Wednesday. Super Hornet aircrew used the pod training laser mode and completed various tasks such as identifying ground […] More

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