Northrop Promotes Infrastructure, IT Vet to Lead C3I Systems

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has appointed Pat Camacho vice president of integrated command, control, communications and intelligence systems, the company announced Thursday. Northrop said the 32-year company veteran will lead the defense systems business unit for net-centric operational command and control systems. He will report to Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager of Northrop’s...

Northrop’s Sale of Viper Strike to MBDA Redefines International Defense Ownership

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has sold its Huntsville, Ala.-based Viper Strike munitions business to MBDA Inc., a European missile manufacturer owned by defense giants BAE Systems of London, Franco German EADS and Italy’s Finmeccanica. The deal marks the first time a European company has bought a U.S. missile maker outright, MBDA Chief Executive Antoine Bouvier told Reuters in an interview. MBDA...

Northrop Board Elects Bedingfield Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate VP

The board of directors at Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has elected Kenneth Bedingfield as new corporate vice present, controller and chief accounting officer. Bedingfield will join the company on Nov. 28, 2011 and will report to James Palmer, current corporate VP and CFO. Bedingfield will assume his duties of controller and chief accounting officer following the company’s 2011 annual report....

Northrop Awarded $69M to Complete Navy ADM Project

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded follow-on and additional task order contracts totaling million from the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research for the Navy’s Integrated Topside program. Northrop reported the $66 million option award for the first contract will fund the continued development and integration of an Advanced Development Model, which aids in electronic warfare...

Northrop Grumman Snags $45 Million Navy Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a $45 million contract from the U.S. Navy for Phase 3 of low-rate initial production of the AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). The contract includes the production of four pods, spares, product development and support at a lower cost-per-pod than in previous lots, the company announced. “What’s critical to the warfighter...