Northrop Gets $241M Modification on USAF Global Hawk Sensors Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a 0.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to deliver three Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft fitted with the company’s Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite and Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload. The award also covers two extra retrofit kits for the ASIP sensors and brings the contract’s total cumulative face value to 4,870,536,...

Nick Hopkinson Joins Northrop as U.K. Cyber Strategy Director; Andrew Tyler Comments

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Nick Hopkinson Nick Hopkinson, formerly head of Computer Sciences Corp.‘s (NYSE: CSC) European security business, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as cyber strategy director for the company’s U.K. subsidiary. The three-decade industry veteran will oversee strategic programs intended to help the company expand its footprint in the European cyber and intelligence market, Northrop said...

Linnie Haynesworth: Northrop Extends AF Weather Service Support Under $300M IDIQ

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Linnie Haynesworth Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will help U.S. Air Force Weather provide other military branches and forces with space and terrestrial environmental products, services and information under a potential $300 million contract. Linnie Haynesworth, a vice president in Northrop’s information systems sector, said Wednesday the company aims to help the Air Force “provide...

Michael Meaney Promoted to Northrop Land, Self-Protection Systems VP

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Michael Meaney Michael Meaney, a 20-year veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been promoted to vice president of advanced land and self-protection systems within the company’s electronic systems sector. He will oversee the development of new electronic warfare, tactical information processing, electro-optical/infrared sensor and self-protection technologies for customers’ ground...

Northrop to Continue AF Battlefield Airborne Comm Node Support; Jeannie Hilger Comments

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Jeannie Hilger Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded an $89.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to extend the company’s support for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system that the service uses in overseas contingency operations. “BACN is making such a tremendous difference for our warfighters that it is regarded as indispensable for mission success,”...

Diane Daegele to Head Business Mgmt for Northrop’s Unmanned Segment

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Diane Daegele Diane Daegele, formerly a business director at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been promoted to vice president of business management for the company’s unmanned systems segment. Daegele will lead activities related to the segment’s finance and business administration programs, Northrop said Wednesday. She will report to Sunil Navale, business management VP and chief financial...

Mike Knowles, Mike Twyman Join Cubic’s Defense Leadership Team

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Mike Knowles and Mike Twyman, veterans in the defense business, have both joined Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) in executive roles within the San Diego-based company’s defense business unit. Knowles has been named vice president and deputy general manager of the air ranges and Live-Virtual-Constructive integrated training campaign business segment, Cubic said Wednesday. Twyman has been appointed...

David Booze: Northrop Awarded $205M to Continue Army Logistics Support at Fort Irwin

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will continue its mission logistics support work at the Fort Irwin National Training Center in California under a new three-year, $205 million contract with the U.S. Army. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a one-year base period and two option years and includes tactical logistics planning, transportation, supply and maintenance services, Northrop said Friday. “We...

Report: Japan Plans to Buy Northrop-Made Global Hawk Drones

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Japan plans to invest approximately 372 million dollars over the next decade to buy new unmanned aerial vehicles as part of a military fleet expansion, Defense One reported Monday. Daniel Medina writes that an IHS Jane’s senior analyst has indicated that the Japanese government is interested in acquiring Northrop Grumman-made (NYSE: NOC) Global Hawk UAVs as well as missile-tracking drones. “They...

Air Force Extends Northrop’s Weather Forecasting Contract

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Northrop Grumman  (NYSE: NOC) has won a contract worth 跌 million to help the U.S. Air Force disseminate weather prediction data for military users worldwide, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Jill Aitoro writes that Northrop will continue to provide systems engineering, management and sustainment assistance to the Air Force Weather Agency through July 31, 2009. The company helps...