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Northrop Delivers Optical Telescope Element to NASA for Webb Observatory Integration

Northrop Grumman has delivered the Optical Telescope Element to NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center to support the 18 hexagonal gold-coated beryllium mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope. The company said Tuesday the 21.5-foot OTE is made of graphite composite materials and is designed to support the Webb telescope’s deep space observation mission. Scott Texter, Northrop telescope manager …

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Northrop to Produce Inertial Navigation Systems for Saudi Navy Ships

Northrop Grumman has received an $8.3 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Navy to provide naval ship-based MK39 MOD 3A Ring Laser gyro inertial navigation systems to Saudi Arabia. The Defense Department said Friday the company will also produce MK39 MOD 3A components, spare parts and associated shore-based tools for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces …

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Northrop Unit Lands Navy Order for Production Support on Inertial Navigation Systems

A Northrop Grumman business unit has received a $21.7 million order from the U.S. Navy to provide production and technical support for self-contained inertial navigation systems to be installed onboard Navy surface ships. The Defense Department said Friday the AN/WSN-7 Ring Laser Gyroscope navigation system is designed to feature ring laser gyroscope technology and replace gyrocompasses that are currently …

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Northrop Grants Scholarships to CyberPatriot VIII National Winners

Northrop Grumman has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to the winning teams in the CyberPatriot VIII National Finals. The Air Force Association and Northrop recognized the winners of the competition’s open, all-service and middle school divisions during an awards banquet Wednesday in Maryland, the company said Thursday. First-place winners each received $2,000, …

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GovCon Industry Execs Included in Virginia Business’ 50 Most Influential List

The trade publication Virginia Business has released the 50 Most Influential Virginians list that includes some prominent executives in the government contracting industry. The list included some of the Northern Virginia Technology Council‘s board members including SAIC President and CEO Tony Moraco, NVTC said Tuesday. NVTC added that representatives of the organization’s board …

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Northrop Awarded Service Provider of the Year by Disaster Recovery Institute International

Disaster Recovery Institute International, a nonprofit business continuity management firm, has named Northrop Grumman as the organization’s Service Provider of the Year awardee. Northrop was presented the award at a DRI conference in Atlanta for the company’s work in service continuity across Virginia, Northrop said Friday. DRI recognizes companies that displayed excellence in continuity …

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Northrop Navigation Tech Incorporated in Dassault-Led Euro Combat Drone

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary based in Germany has worked with Saab Aerosystems to develop a navigation, flight guidance and control system for an unmanned combat air vehicle prototype that flew over France, Italy and Sweden in flight tests. Northrop Grumman LITEF helped build the Attitude and Heading Reference System for the nEUROn drone that a six-country cooperative developed as an experimental, stealth platform …

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Report: Navy Planning Carrier-Launched UAV Draft RFP

The U.S. Navy is preparing to release a draft request for proposals for a carrier-launched surveillance and strike drone by the end of this year, Flight Global reports. Contenders for the new aircraft include Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman (click here to read more on what these …

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Northrop Grumman Plans to Export New Radar to Foreign Customers; Joe Ensor Comments

Northrop Grumman plans to offer foreign upgrade customers a new radar based on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s APG-81 active electronically scanned array combined with Scalable Agile Beam Radar receiver, exciter and processors (REP), reported Dave Majumdar for Flighglobal.com on Tuesday. Patrick Antkowiak, vice president of the company’s …

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Northrop Combat UAV Takes Flight; Carl Johnson Comments

Northrop Grumman announced Monday its X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completed its first flight from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River on July 29. The X-47B reached a maximum altitude 7,500 feet and flew at a speed of 180 air knots. Carl Johnson, vice president and Navy UCAS program …

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