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Northrop Grumman Corporation
Type Public (NYSE: NOC)
Founded 1927 (in 1994, company took on current name), Denver, Colorado
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people Ronald Sugar, Chairman and CEO
Industry Aerospace and defense
Products Aircraft carriers, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense systems, advanced electronic sensors and systems, Information Technology and systems
Revenue $30.15 Billion USD (2006)
Net income $1.59 Billion USD (2006)
Employees 123,600 (2007)
Website NorthropGrumman.com

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSENOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the third largest defense contractor in the world,[1] and the number-one builder of naval vessels. As of February 2007, Northrop Grumman employs almost 200,000 people wordwide. The presence of their much-valued sub-contractors and global vendors account for an additional 10-15% of an already formidable workforce. Its 2005 annual revenue is reported at US$30.7 billion. Northrop Grumman ranks #67 on the 2006 Fortune 500 list of U.S. industrial companies.[2] Northrop Grumman logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A public company usually refers to a company which is permitted to offer its securities (stock, bonds, etc. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... : The Mile-High City United States Colorado Denver (coextensive) 154. ... 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Contents

Products and services

Some of the most expensive vehicles in the world, such as this B-2 Spirit strategic bomber, are made by Northrop Grumman and purchased by the United States government.

Download high resolution version (750x617, 76 KB)B2-Spirit. ... Download high resolution version (750x617, 76 KB)B2-Spirit. ... The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is a multi-role stealth bomber able to drop conventional and nuclear weapons. ...

Naval

Northrop Grumman's many products are made by separate business units. Newport News Shipbuilding manufactures all U.S. aircraft carriers, and is the only company capable of building Nimitz-class supercarriers. It also produces a large percentage of U.S. nuclear submarines. A separate sector, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, produces amphibious assault ships and many other commercial and military craft, including icebreakers, tankers, and cargo ships. In a partnership with Science Applications International Corporation, Northrop Grumman provides naval engineering and architecture services as well as naval maintenance services The newly constructed USS Birmingham is launched from the Newport News yards in 1942 Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), formerly called Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD or simply NNS), is the largest privately owned shipyard in the United States and the only one that can build Nimitz... Four aircraft carriers, (bottom-to-top) Principe de Asturias, amphibious assault carrier USS Wasp, supercarrier USS Forrestal and light V/STOL carrier HMS Invincible, showing size differences of late 20th century carriers An aircraft carrier is a warship designed to deploy and recover aircraft — in effect acting as a sea... The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a line of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the US Navy, and are the largest capital ships in the world. ... USS Enterprise, a supercarrier, and the conventionally-sized aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle A Supercarrier is a ship belonging to the largest class of aircraft carrier. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... Six of the U.S. Navys seven amphibious assault ships in formation The Italian MM San Giusto Amphibious assault ships, usually shortened to amphibs, phibs or popularly known as gator freighters, denotes a range of classes of warship employed to land and support ground forces on enemy territory by... Icebreaker Polarstern Track of research vessel Polarstern while breaking ice in the Southern Ocean An icebreaker is a special purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters. ... A tanker is a ship designed to transport liquids in bulk. ... Hapag-Lloyd Container ship Container ship A cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. ... Science Applications International Corporation Science Applications International Corporation (usually known as SAIC) is the largest employee-owned research and engineering firm in the United States. ...


Aerospace

A BQM-74 Chukar unmanned aerial drone launches from a U.S. Navy vessel
A BQM-74 Chukar unmanned aerial drone launches from a U.S. Navy vessel

Separate sectors, such as Integrated Systems, produce aircraft for the U.S. and other nations. The B-2 Spirit strategic bomber, the E-8C Joint STARS surveillance aircraft, the RQ-4 Global Hawk, and the T-38 Talon supersonic trainer, are used by the U.S. Air Force. The US Navy uses Northrop Grumman-built aerial vehicles such as the BQM-74 Chukar, C-2 Greyhound, E-2 Hawkeye, and the EA-6B Prowler. Northrop Grumman provides major components for aircraft such as F/A-18 Hornet. Many aircraft, such as the F-5, T-38 Talon, and E-2 Hawkeye are used by other nations. Image File history File links BQM-74E_launch. ... Image File history File links BQM-74E_launch. ... BQM-74E Chukar launching Diagram of a BQM-74E Chukar The Northrop BQM-74 Chukar aerial target drone is a recoverable, remote controlled, subsonic aerial target, capable of speeds up to Mach 0. ... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is a multi-role stealth bomber able to drop conventional and nuclear weapons. ... The E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) is a United States Air Force airborne battle management and command and control (C2) platform that conducts ground surveillance to develop an understanding of the enemy situation and to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay... English Electric Canberra PR.9 photo reconnaissance aircraft CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft of the Canadian Air Force. ... The Northrop Grumman (formerly Ryan Aeronautical) RQ-4 Global Hawk (known as Tier II+ during development) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used by the US Air Force as a surveillance aircraft. ... The Northrop T-38 Talon is a widely used US-built supersonic jet trainer. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... BQM-74E Chukar launching Diagram of a BQM-74E Chukar The Northrop BQM-74 Chukar aerial target drone is a recoverable, remote controlled, subsonic aerial target, capable of speeds up to Mach 0. ... The C-2A Greyhound is a twin-engine cargo aircraft, designed to provide critical logistics support to aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. ... A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye of (VAW-113) launches from one of four steam-powered catapults onboard USS . ... The EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, mid-wing aircraft manufactured by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Corporation as a modification of the basic A-6 Intruder airframe. ... The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet is a modern all-weather carrier-capable strike fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. ... The F-5 Freedom Fighter (or Tiger II) is a fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the USA, beginning in 1962. ... The Northrop T-38 Talon is a widely used US-built supersonic jet trainer. ... A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye of (VAW-113) launches from one of four steam-powered catapults onboard USS . ...


The Space Technology sector builds a variety of military and NASA satellites and mission payloads, as well as various Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars") defensive laser systems. Working with Boeing, the sector provides the chemical laser for the Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser system. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... An Earth observation satellite, ERS 2 For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ... The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), commonly called Star Wars after one of the popular science fantasy movies of the time, was proposed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983[1] to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... Experiment with a laser (likely an argon type) (US Military) In physics, a laser is a device that emits light through a specific mechanism for which the term laser is an acronym: light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. ... Artist impression of two YAL-1As shooting down ballistic missiles ABL aircraft in flight The Airborne Laser (ABL) weapons system, designated YAL-1A, is a megawatt class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) primarily designed to shoot down theatre ballistic missiles (TBMs) similar to the Scud while in boost phase. ...


Mission Systems sector is engaged in supporting the U.S. ballistic missile program; integrating various command, control and intelligence systems; and providing technical and management services to governmental and military customers.


Northrop Grumman intends to bid for the U.S. Air Force's next-generation strategic bomber project. Though it has not built a large manned aircraft since wrapping up B-2 Spirit production in the 1990s, the company has "been working hard to turn that perception around, with the skills and capabilities that back it up."[3]


Northrop Grumman is partnering with EADS in offering the KC-30[4] for the U.S. Air Force's KC-X tanker competetion.[5] Should Northrop Grumman/EADS win the contract, it would be required to invest approximately US$600 million in a new assembly plant in the United States, which is currently planned for Mobile, Alabama. The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V. (EADS) is a large European aerospace corporation, formed by the merger on July 10, 2000 of Aérospatiale-Matra of France, Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain, and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) of Germany. ... The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) is a next generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft based on the Airbus A330-200. ... KC-X is the internal name for the United States Air Forces next generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Nickname: The Azalea City Coordinates: Country US State Alabama County Mobile Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Government  - Mayor Sam Jones Area  - City 412. ...


Radar and sensors

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems creates C4I radar systems for air defense, and Airspace Management radar systems air traffic control. Other sensors produced by this unit are used on F-16 Fighting Falcons, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, B-1 Lancer and other military aircraft, or in battlefield surveillance systems like the Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL). Remotec, a subsidiary, is the foremost manufacturer of remote control vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal and hazardous material handling. Many other smaller products are made by Northrop Grumman, such as night-vision goggles and secure communications equipment. They also have worked closely with Antenna Associates, Inc., a leading manufacturer of IFF(Identification Friend or Foe)/SSR(Secondary Surveillance Radar) Antennas located in Massachusetts. Electronic Systems also produces and maintains the AWACS aerial surveillance systems for the U.S., the United Kingdom, and other customers. A UK-based subsidiary, Park Air Systems, makes navigation, traffic control, and communications equipment for international customers. C4I is a military term meant to summarize factors military theorists consider when planning how headquarters can control their subordinate units. ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ... American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft warfare, or air defense, is any method of combating military aircraft from the ground. ... Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Amsterdams Schiphol Airport Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force. ... The F-22 Raptor is a fifth generation stealth fighter aircraft. ... The F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engined military strike fighter, a multi-role aircraft that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air-to-air combat. ... The Boeing (formerly Rockwell International) B-1B Lancer is a long-range strategic bomber in service with the United States Air Force (USAF). ... A remote control vehicle is defined as any mobile device that is controlled by a means that does not restrict its motion with an origin external to the device. ... Two American soldiers pictured during the 2003 Iraq War Night vison goggles are a type of eye-wear that allows one to see in the dark. ... IFF, Iff or iff can stand for: Interchange File Format - a computer file format introduced by Electronic Arts Identification, friend or foe - a radio based identification system utilizing transponders iff - the mathematics concept if and only if International Flavors and Fragrances - a company producing flavors and fragrances International Freedom Foundation... In telecommunications, identification, friend or foe (IFF) is a crypto identification system designed for command and control. ... SSR can be initials for: Satellite Situation Report Schedule of Service Requirements Secondary School Report Secondary surveillance radar Security sector reform Sega Sonic Radio, an online Sonic based radio station, part of the Sonic Stadium Network. ... A Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) is a radar device installed in air traffic control facilities to allow the precise identification of aircraft. ... US Air Force E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft is prepared for flight in November 1997 Cockpit of RAF E-3 Sentry undergoing upgrades Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) is a radar-based electronic system designed to carry out airborne surveillance, and C3 (command, control and communications) functions for both...


Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the development and integration of the Air Force's $2-billion Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program. Proteus flies over the Tehachapi Mountains with the MP-RTIP radar pod The Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP), a U.S. Air Force project led by contractor Northrop Grumman to develop the next generation of airborne air-to-air and air-to-ground radar systems. ...


Other services

In addition to providing the products created by Northrop Grumman, the company also provides many military and non-military services, usually to governments. It is among the largest suppliers of IT services to the U.S. federal government, for instance. And Vinnell, a Northrop Grumman subsidiary within the Technical Services sector, provides training and communications services for the military. Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)is: the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... The Vinnell Corporation is an international private military company based in the United States specialising in military training, logistics, and support in the form of personnel, maintenance and consultance, whose most recent claim to fame is their training of portions of the Saudi Arabian Military. ...


Many smaller nations and individual states in the U.S. have contracted Northrop Grumman for various large-scale projects. In 2005, for instance, the company won a $2 billion contract with Virginia to overhaul most of the state's IT operations.[6] And later that year, Great Britain paid for a $1.2 billion contract with the company to provide maintenance of many aspects of the country's defensive radar.[7] Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ...


Northop Grumman also performs various foreign functions in the War on Drugs. The company sends planes to spray herbicides on suspected cocaine fields in Colombia and opium poppy fields in Afghanistan.[8][9] Massive mark-ups for drugs, UK Govt report The War on Drugs is an initiative undertaken by the United States with the assistance of participating countries, which is intended to combat the illegal drug trade — to curb supply and diminish demand for certain psychoactive substances deemed harmful. ... A herbicide is a pesticide used to kill unwanted plants. ... Cocaine (see also: crack) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... A wild field of poppies, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran A poppy is any of a number of showy flowers, born one per stem, belonging to the poppy family. ...


History

Originally formed in California in 1939, Northrop Corporation was reincorporated in Delaware in 1985. In 1994, Northrop Aircraft merged with Grumman Aerospace to create the company Northrop Grumman. Both companies were previously established in the airplane manufacturing industry, and Grumman was famous for building the Apollo Lunar Module. The new company acquired Westinghouse Electronic Systems in 1996, a major manufacturer of radar systems. Logicon, a defense computer contractor, was added in 1997. Previously, Logicon had acquired Geodynamics Corporation in March 1996 and Syscon Corporation in February 1995. The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading producer of military and civilian aircraft of the 20th century. ... The LEM flight instrumentation panel and front windows. ... Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems was created by the acquisition of Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group in 1996. ... Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. ...


A merger between Northrop Grumman and competitor Lockheed Martin was not approved by the U.S. government in 1998, slowing the consolidation of the defense industry. But in 1999, the company acquired Teledyne Ryan, which developed surveillance systems and unmanned aircraft. It also acquired the California Microwave, Inc., and Data Procurement Corporation, in the same year. Other entities acquired included Inter-National Research Institute Inc. (1998), Federal Data Corporation (2000), Navia Aviation As (2000), Comptek Research, Inc. (2000), and Sterling Software, Inc. (2000). Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... The Ryan Aeronautical Company was founded by T. Claude Ryan in San Diego, California, USA in 1934. ...


In 2001 the company acquired Litton Industries, a shipbuilder and provider of defense electronics systems to the U.S. Navy. During the acquisition process, a new Delaware holding company, NNG, Inc., was formed. It merged with Northrop Grumman through a one-for-one common shares exchange in April 2001. Both Northrop Grumman and Litton became subsidiaries of the new holding company. The original Northrop Grumman Corporation then changed its name to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation; the holding company, NNG, Inc., changed its name to Northrop Grumman Corporation. Litton Industries was a large defense contractor in the United States, bought by the Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2001. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ...


Later that year, Newport News Shipbuilding (one of only two producers of nuclear submarines) was added to the company. And in 2002, Northrop Grumman acquired the maximum amount possible of TRW without placing JCP out of majority ownership, with their sole interest in their space systems and laser systems manufacturing. The Aeronautical devision was sold onto Goodrich and the automotive section being spun-off and remaining as TRW. There have been many other smaller acquisitions throughout the same period.[10] The newly constructed USS Birmingham is launched from the Newport News yards in 1942 Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), formerly called Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD or simply NNS), is the largest privately owned shipyard in the United States and the only one that can build Nimitz... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... TRW Incorporated was an American corporation involved in a number of businesses, mostly defense-related, but including automotive supply and credit reporting. ... The Goodrich Corporation (formerly the B.F. Goodrich Company) NYSE: GR, based in Charlotte is an American aerospace manufacturing company. ... TRW Incorporated was an American corporation involved in a number of businesses, mostly defense-related, but including automotive supply and credit reporting. ...


Northrop Grumman and Boeing have also recently collaborated on a design concept for NASA's upcoming Orion spacecraft (previously the Crew Exploration Vehicle), but that contract went to rival Lockheed Martin on August 31, 2006. Northrop Grumman announced formation of a new business unit (sector), effective January 1, 2006 called Technical Services. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Orion spacecraft in lunar orbit Orion spacecraft with docked LSAM lunar lander Orion spacecraft approaching the ISS Orion during a landing on Earth The Orion Spacecraft (formerly known as the Crew Exploration Vehicle or CEV) is a proposed series of American manned and unmanned spacecraft, intended to replace the Space... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Accolades

Northrop Grumman was named Forbes's Company of the Year in 2002. Forbes's announcement credited the company with "master[ing] the art of innovation."[11] Northrop Grumman no longer appears on their list of America's 400 Best Big Companies, however.[12] Northrop Grumman is credited with sponsoring educational programs[13] and donating thousands of dollars to various charities.[14][15] Many members of the U.S. government have attended company events and spoken highly of the company and its contributions.[16] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Scandals

Northrop Grumman has had to deal with multiple scandals during its history. The company was sued in 1999 for knowingly giving the Navy defective aircraft. This suit seeks $210 million in damages and is ongoing.[17] Then in 2003, the company was sued for allegedly overcharging the U.S. government for space projects in the 1990s. Northrop Grumman paid $111.2 million to settle that suit out of court.[18] Northrop Grumman also landed a $48 million contract to train the Iraqi Army,[19] a job that many have complained has been poorly managed.[citation needed] The Iraqi Army is a component of the Iraqi Security Forces tasked with assuming responsibility for all Iraqi land-based military operations following the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. ...


Corporate governance

Kent Kresa was the CEO of the company until he was required to retire in 2003 due to age restrictions. At this point, Ronald Sugar, formerly the chief operating officer, took over as CEO.[20] He also serves as the company chairman. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Ronald Sugar is the current CEO of Northrop Grumman. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ...


Besides Sugar, current members of the board of directors of Northrop Grumman are: John Chain, Lewis Coleman, Vic Fazio, Stephen Frank, Phillip Frost, Charles R. Larson, Richard B. Myers, Philip Odeen, Aulana Peters, Kevin Sharer, John Brooks Slaughter. In relation to a company, a director is an officer (that is, someone who works for the company) charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... John T. Chain, Jr. ... Victor Herbert Fazio (October 11, 1942-) was a Democratic congressman from California. ... Admiral Charles Larson, 1988 Charles R. Larson is a retired four-star Admiral of the United States Navy. ... General Richard B. Myers General Richard Bowman Myers (born March 1, 1942) of the United States Air Force is the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest ranking uniformed position in the United States Armed Forces. ... Phil A. Odeen is a member of the board of directors at Northrop Grumman. ... Aulana L. Peters is a director of Northrop Grumman, and holds other corporate positions as well. ...


Business units (sectors)

The company is split into several business units, each of which operates fairly independently. These business units have generally been created through acquisitions.

  • Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems was created by Northrop Grumman's acquisition of Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group in 1996. The Electronic Systems sector is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of a wide variety of advanced defense electronics and systems. The division has 120 locations worldwide, including 72 international offices, and approximately 24,000 employees. It accounted for 20% of company sales in 2004.[21] Electronic Systems is headquartered in the Baltimore metropolitan area.[22]
  • Information Technology is the sector charged with providing information systems and services to clients. It also handles training and simulation contracts.
  • Mission Systems deals with missile systems, command, control and intelligence, as well as technical and management services.[23]
  • Integrated Systems support the aerospace and defense industries, providing the U.S. military with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and integrated strike warfare.
  • Northrop Grumman Newport News is the largest privately owned shipyard in the United States and the only one that can build Nimitz-class supercarriers. It is located in Newport News, Virginia, and often participates in projects with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
  • Northrop Grumman Ship Systems is responsible for building small and medium shipping products. It consists of the former Ingalls Shipbuilding and Avondale Shipyard companies.
  • Space Technology deals primarily with satellites, and SDI systems.
  • Technical Services is a new business unit formed January 1, 2006. Northrop Grumman describes the sector as working in "the logistics support, sustainment, and technical services marketplace."
  • Northrop Grumman is a 49% owner of Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites.[24]

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems was created by the acquisition of Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group in 1996. ... The newly constructed USS Birmingham is launched from the Newport News yards in 1942 Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), formerly called Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD or simply NNS), is the largest privately owned shipyard in the United States and the only one that can build Nimitz... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Fish ladder and shipyard in Grave, the Netherlands Construction hall of Schichau Seebeck Shipyard, Bremerhaven Gdynia Shipyard Shipyards and dockyards are places which repair and build ships. ... The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a line of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the US Navy, and are the largest capital ships in the world. ... USS Enterprise, a supercarrier, and the conventionally-sized aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle A Supercarrier is a ship belonging to the largest class of aircraft carrier. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1896 Government  - Mayor Joe Frank Area  - City  119. ... Aerial View of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard, is a U.S. Navy facility in Portsmouth, Virginia, for building, remodeling, and repairing the Navys ships. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1752 County Independent city Mayor Dr. James W. Holley III Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 120. ... Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) is the division of Northrop Grumman Corporation responsible for building small and medium shipping products. ... Stereo image of Ingalls Shipyard 30 August 2005, after the Hurricane Katrina Ingalls Shipbuilding was a shipyard located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, originally established in 1938, and is now part of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. ... Avondale Shipyard was an independent shipbuilding company, acquired by Litton Industries, in turn acquired by Northrop Grumman Corporation. ... The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), commonly called Star Wars after one of the popular science fantasy movies of the time, was proposed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983[1] to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Elbert Leander Burt Rutan (born June 17, 1943 in Estacada, Oregon) is an American aerospace engineer noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft. ... Scaled Composites (often abbreviated as Scaled) was founded in 1982 in Mojave, California by famous aircraft designer Burt Rutan out of what used to be the Rutan Aircraft Factory. ...

References

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  2. ^ Pike, John. Global Security: Northrop Grumman. Retrieved on 2006-04-04.
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