Japan Chooses Bell Boeing-Built Osprey Aircraft, Northrop’s Global Hawk ISR System; Caroline Hutcheson Comments

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Japan has moved to purchase the Bell Boeing (NYSE: BA)-built V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for an undisclosed amount through a foreign military sale agreement with the U.S. government, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes the East Asian nation also procured the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-developed Global Hawk unmanned surveillance system and E-2D Hawkeye aircraft. Boeing spokesperson...

Patrick Antkowiak Promoted to CTO, Corporate VP at Northrop

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Patrick Antkowiak Patrick Antkowiak, formerly a vice president and general manager at Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) electronic systems sector, has been promoted to chief technology officer and a corporate VP by the company’s board of directors with immediate effect. The company said Thursday that Antkowiak, a 33-year Northrop veteran, will develop and oversee the company’s technology...

Jim Mocarski: Northrop Awarded $116M Air Force, Marine Targeting System Upgrades Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $116 million contract to modernize AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING targeting and sensor systems used by the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps. The company will upgrade the targeting pods to the LITENING G4 configuration as well as provide spares for the active Air Force, Reserve, National Guard and Marines, Northrop said Tuesday. Jim Mocarski, vice president...

Ike Song: Northrop to Supply Mission Computers for Marines’ Helicopter Update Program

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide the Naval Air Systems Command mission computers to be fitted onto UH-1Y and AH‑1Z helicopters as part of the U.S. Marine Corps‘ upgrade program for H-1 helicopters. The company said Monday it will deliver FlightPro Gen III mission computers through October 2017 to provide the aircraft with weapons, mission support and video processing functions. Ike...

Todd Leavitt to Lead Northrop’s Maritime Systems Business

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Todd Leavitt Todd Leavitt, former director of maritime sensors and shipboard integration at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), will now serve as vice president of the company’s maritime systems segment after four years in his previous role. Northrop said Monday Leavitt will be in charge of all U.S. and international maritime systems programs and products in the areas of electronic warfare, radars,...

Dana Keefer Appointed VP for Talent Mgmt at Northrop

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Dana Keefer Dana Keefer has joined Northrop Grumman as the new vice president for talent management and development. She will serve as the company lead in employee engagement, professional development, talent acquisition and retention and succession planning efforts, Northrop said Thursday. Keefer will sit as a member of Northrop’s Human Resources Policy Council and report directly to Denise Peppard,...

Erik Buice: Northrop Extends Work to Maintain NIH’s Pathogen Data Repositories

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Erik Buice Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a potential $27 million follow-on contract to help a National Institutes of Health organization update and maintain web-based repositories of viral pathogenic data. The company said Thursday it will continue to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases‘ Bioinformatics Resource Center Virus online portals that are...

Linda Mills, Northrop Corporate VP of Operations, to Retire in January

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Linda Mills Linda Mills, corporate vice president of operations at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and a 35-year veteran of both Northrop and the former TRW, plans to retire from the company on January 3, 2015. Northrop disclosed Mills’ pending retirement in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing released Wednesday. The news was first reported by Jill Aitoro of the Washington Business...

October 30 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Wednesday’s Close

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The GovCon Index closed Wednesday at 66.977, down 0.297 or 0.445 percent. The Federal Reserve has ended a bond-buying program it had imposed to stimulate the economy, an announcement Reuters said Wednesday sent indicators to finish on a low. The Dow Jones fell 31.44 points, or 0.18 percent, to 16,974.1. The Standard & Poors 500 fell 2.75 points, or 0.14 percent, to 1,982.3. Nasdaq lost 15.07...

Northrop Gets $207M Modification on Radar Initial Production Contract With Navy

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Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) electronic systems division has received a contract modification worth $207.3 million from the U.S. Navy to provide initial production systems for four Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radars and associated support services. The Defense Department said Thursday the Marine Air Ground Task Force will use the expeditionary, three-dimensional G/ATOR systems to detect targets,...