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Ann Addison to Join Northrop as Chief HR Officer, Corporate VP

Ann Addison, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has been elected by Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) board of directors to succeed Denise Peppard as CHRO beginning on Jan 1. Northrop said Wednesday Addison will take on a transitional role as corporate VP when she formally joins the …

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Northrop Pushes Workforce Expansion at Composite Aerospace Structures Plant in Utah

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 25, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has expanded its workforce in Utah with 30 additional jobs filled this year to support the manufacture of composite aerospace structures at its facility in West Valley City, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it also plans to hire 100 new …

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Northrop Presents Modular Open-Architecture Radar Built for Multiple Applications

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has unveiled a new open-architecture radar technology with multiple panels that work to enable it to integrate with various platforms to support different missions and perform multiple functions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the Vanguard radar is designed …

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Northrop, SSL, Sierra Nevada Awarded NASA Small Spacecraft Dev’t Contracts

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) innovation systems sector, Sierra Nevada and Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL have each won a potential five-year, $750M contract to develop small and medium satellites, payloads, spacecraft subsystems, buses, software and ground platforms for NASA. NASA announced the awardees under the Small Spacecraft Prototyping Engineering Development and …

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Northrop Flies Fire Scout Drone Helicopter in Moss Point as Part of Test Activity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 18, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has conducted the first flight test of its MQ-8C Fire Scout autonomous helicopter at Trent Lott International Airport in Mississippi to check its performance in support of the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday holding the flight …

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Army Tests Sensors, Functions of Northrop’s Missile Defense Battle Command System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 14, 2018 — The Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System has undergone a live air test with the U.S. Army to validate its target detection and tracking functions, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the IBCS was able to engage with representative …

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Northrop, Duke & UW to Produce Metamaterial-Based Military Aircraft Antennas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is collaborating with Duke University and the University of Washington to utilize metamaterials in building configurable military aircraft antennas as part of a Defense Department-funded research project, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering said Tuesday the team, through …

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General Dynamics, Northrop Subsidiary Awarded Potential $1.85B Army Ammo Supply Contract

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) ordnance and tactical systems business and Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Alliant Techsystems Operations have secured positions on a potential five-year, $1.85B contract to manufacture ammunition products for the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Thursday both contractors will vie for task orders to supply ammo rounds in the 20 millimeter, 25mm, …

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Northrop Innovation Systems Sector Receives $86M Air Force Aging Surveillance Services IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has given an $86.4M single-award contract to a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) innovation systems sector, formerly Orbital ATK, to provide aging surveillance services for the military branch’s missile systems. Work covers component evaluation, engineering and disposal of the Minuteman and Peacekeeper rocket stages, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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Northrop Gets $89M Modification on Marine Aircraft Mission Computer R&D IDIQ

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) mission systems sector has received an $89M contract modification to build special mission computer systems and support equipment for the U.S. Marine Corps. The modification would increase the ceiling value of a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that covers research and development of computing system configuration sets for …

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