Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK

Northrop Grumman has announced intent to acquire Orbital ATK for $9.2B in cash and debt. Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.  The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier.  Its main products include launch … Read more

Bringing Protected Satellite Communications to the Tactical User: Industry Team Successfully Tests Low Cost Terminal with On-Orbit AEHF Satellite

Northrop Grumman is the world-leader in protected satcom, having built the payloads for the Milstar I and AEHF satellites. These satellites provide protect, jam resistant, low probability intercept/detect communications to both strategic and tactical military users through the use of advanced waveforms and sophisticated algorithms. The result is a highly sophisticated which can restrict the … Read more

Sunshield Layers Fully Integrated on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

The five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are now fully installed. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), which designed the Webb telescope’s optics, spacecraft bus, and sunshield for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, integrated the final flight layers into the sunshield subsystem. For more information, go … Read more

NG Wins Risk-Reduction Contract for ICBM Replacement

The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) as one of two companies to mature designs for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, the nation’s next Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. As a precursor to a contract that could ultimately be worth about $62 billion, Boeing and Northrop Grumman Air Force … Read more

Government Improperly Required NG to Treat Post-Retirement Benefits as Unallowable Costs

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  –July 21, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) issued the following statement in response to a July 13 decision by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) finding that the government improperly required Northrop Grumman Corporation to treat $253 million of its post-retirement benefit (PRB) costs as unallowable for government … Read more

2016 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards Recognize Global Hawk and JWST

Northrop Grumman received a Program Excellence award from Aviation Week for leading the industry team building NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The award honors program teams for exemplifying the best in value creation, leadership, adapting to complexity and executing with excellence, as evidenced by metrics that gauge program goals. The Global Hawk team was also … Read more

Tom Vice Announces Retirement; Janis Pamiljans to Lead NGAS

Tom Vice, who has lead the Aerospace Sector for Northrop Grumman, has announced his plan to retire. The board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has elected Janis G. Pamiljans corporate vice president and president of Aerospace Systems, effective April 1, 2017.  He will report to Wes Bush, the company’s chairman, chief executive … Read more

NG Receives Program Excellence Award from Aviation Week for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

NG has received yet another Program Excellence  Award from Aviation Week for leading the industry team building the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great observatory. Unlike the Hubble, which is primarily an optical telescope, the JWST will observe in the infrared bands, and will need to orbit in at a point that’s about 1 … Read more

NG Wins Contract to Build Beam Control System for New Airborne Laser Weapons

Laser development has progressed to the point that the U.S. Military is once again investing in airborne high powered laser systems. This time, however, unlike NG’s last Airborne Laser system, these systems would be on smaller jet fighters. Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a $39 million contract to build the beam control system for a … Read more

Northrop Grumman Submits Proposal for Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program

REDONDO BEACH, Ca. – Oct. 17, 2016 — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) submitted a proposal to the United States Air Force to modernize the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile system (ICBM) with the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. GBSD will replace the existing ICBM missile system, including the weapon systems command and control; flight, launch … Read more