Northrop Grumman Corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, California (and planning to move its HQ to Northern Virginia in 2011) is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. It is one of four primary NRO contractors.
Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector, headquartered in Redondo Beach, CA, is a merger of the former Integrated Systems and Space Technology sectors, creating an approximately $10 billion business whose approximately 24,000 employees comprise a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems, missile systems and advanced technologies critical to our nation's security. Key products include Global Hawk, Fire Scout and UCAS-D unmanned aerial systems; National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System; B-2 bomber; James Webb Space Telescope; E-2 Hawkeye; Advanced EHF communications payload; Joint STARS targeting and battle management system; Space Tracking and Surveillance System; Airborne Laser; ICBM Prime Integration Contract; and Kinetic Energy Interceptor.
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, headquartered in Linthicum, MD, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced electronics for military, civil and commercial use. The sector provides a variety of defense electronics and systems, airspace management systems, navigation systems, precision weapons, communications systems, marine systems, space systems, government systems and logistics services. Systems include high performance sensors and intelligence processing and navigation systems operating in all environments from undersea to outer space. Applications include airborne surveillance, space sensing, biochemical detection, intelligence fusing and analysis, aircraft fire control, precision weapon engagement, electronic countermeasures, inertial navigation, air and missile defense, air traffic control, ship bridge control, communications, and mail processing. Key products include F-16, F-22 and F-35 active electronically scanned array sensor systems; airborne early warning and control radar systems; Ground/Air Task Order Radar system; LITENING targeting and sensor system; digital electronic warfare systems; aircraft missile defense systems; air defense systems; integrated bridge systems; situational awareness and fiber-optic gyro-based navigation systems; and automated postal sorting equipment.
Northrop Grumman Information Systems, headquartered in Reston, VA, is a newly-formed sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation, made up of the former Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and Northrop Grumman Information Technology sectors. Northrop Grumman Information Systems is a leading global provider of advanced solutions that deliver timely, enabling information to where its needed most for its military, intelligence, civilian, state and local and commercial customers. The $10 billion business employing approximately 35,000 employees with offices in 50 states and 18 countries. Key products include Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below/Blue Force Tracker; Guardrail; Automated Biometric Identification System; Centers for Disease Control Information Technology Services; theater and operational command and control systems; networked communications products; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; cyber security solutions; enterprise systems; next-generation networking solutions; and systems integration and integration services.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, headquartered in Pascagoula, Miss.; and Newport News VA is the world's leading military shipbuilder, the nation's sole industrial designer and builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, one of only two companies that design and build nuclear-powered submarines, one of two companies that are building the Navy's current fleet of destroyers and a leading provider of life-cycle support for submarines and surface ships. Key products include U.S. Navy Nimitz- and Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers; Virginia-class attack submarines; surface combatants; amphibious assault ships; U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutters; nuclear ship refueling and overhaul; and fleet and maintenance support.
Northrop Grumman Technical Services, headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, leverages and consolidates existing expertise that had resided in seven Northrop Grumman entities around the globe, including:
* Technical Services
* Space Technology
* Defense Enterprise Solutions
* Federal Enterprise Solutions
* Field Support Services
* Technical Services and the Space Gateway Joint Venture
* Enterprise Management Services and the NGTS Arabia Joint Venture
Key capabilities include systems support, training and simulation and life cycle optimization and engineering for programs such as the Nevada Test Site management and operations; U.S. Army Battle Combat Training Program; Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle life cycle support; and biometric capture services for the Department of Homeland Security.
Divisions include Advanced Programs & Technology, Battle Management and Engagement Systems, Space Systems, and Strike and Surveillance Systems. Business ventures include Adaptive Optics Associates (AOA), Astro Aerospace, Cutting Edge Optronics, Microelectronics Products and Services (MPS), SYNOPTICS, and Xinetics.
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- Management consulting and administration
- Air and satellite operations
- Border control
- Counter-IED explosives operations
- Cyber operations
- Disaster preparedness
- Ground force operations
- Weapons technology
- Intelligence analysis
- Law enforcement
- Naval operations
- Nuclear operations
- Psychological operations
- Building and personal security
- Specialized military operations
- Technical intelligence
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