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Northrop Appoints James Culmo VP of New Unmanned Systems Enterprise

James Culmo

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has appointed James Culmo vice president of the company’s new high-altitude, long endurance enterprise (HALE) organization.

The Falls Church, Va.-based contractor formed the organization to house individual unmanned systems programs in an effort improve efficiency and affordability,  according to a company statement.

Culmo will lead HALE and be responsible for enhancing the operations of the programs’ common architecture and improving efficiencies.

Unmanned programs that are rolled into the organization include:

  • the EURO HAWK
  • the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk
  • the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-4C Triton
  • NATO’s airborne ground surveillance

Culmo previously served as VP and deputy general manager of Northrop’s military aircraft systems business, where he supported the management and execution of a portfolio including the U.S. Air Force’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, B-2 bomber and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

He joined the company in 1999, focusing on the E-2D development program, according to the company.

Culmo earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Connecticut and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.

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