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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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Northrop, NASA Eye Oct. 6 Launch for Ionospheric Connection Explorer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 5, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and NASA have scheduled an early October launch for a Pegasus XL rocket that would carry a spacecraft designed to study the Earth’s ionosphere, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The team has replaced a faulty sensor and has now moved the …

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Northrop’s IAMD Battle Command System Tested During Army Soldier Checkout Event

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 17, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) command-and-control system for the U.S. Army‘s air defense assets has completed testing of its long-range network management capability during a five-week soldier checkout event, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command …

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Northrop Opens New Astro Aerospace Manufacturing Hub in California

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 14, 2018 — Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Astro Aerospace business has opened a new manufacturing center in Ventura County, California, that will house the production of satellite structures and other space-based hardware, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the 140,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard is expected to add …

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Northrop-Built ICESat-2 Spacecraft Set for Sept. 15 Launch Under NASA Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 10, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) spacecraft is scheduled to launch Sept. 15 from Vandenberg Air Force Base to perform a mission for NASA that aims to collect data on Earth’s changing terrain, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The space agency said Wednesday the Ice, Cloud and land …

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Northrop Adds RapidSOS Tech to Emergency Caller Location Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 6, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has partnered with RapidSOS to integrate their emergency response technologies and deliver a service that will work to enable first responders to locate people seeking help via connected devices such as smartphones, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The RapidSOS Next-Generation 911 Clearinghouse …

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Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Concludes 9th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 1, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems-built (NYSE: NOC) Cygnus spacecraft that launched in May to deliver an estimated 7,400 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station and perform secondary space missions reentered Earth’s atmosphere Monday after a 52-day stay at the space observatory, ExecutiveBiz …

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Northrop Reports 10% Rise in Q2 2018 Sales; Wes Bush Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) posted $7.1 billion in sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, up 10 percent from the same period last year. The company said Monday it recorded $689 million in Q2 net earnings, showing a 24 percent increase from the prior year period, and saw its backlog …

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Northrop Delivers Multimission Radar With Gallium Nitride Tech to Marine Corps

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 30, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps its first active electronically scanned array radar system equipped with a gallium nitride antenna designed to support real-time threat monitoring, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar with …

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Lockheed-Northrop JV Gets $170M in Army, International Apache Radar Hardware Orders

A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) joint venture has secured contracts worth $170.5 million combined to supply fire control radar components for the U.S. Army‘s lots 7 and 8 Apache AH-64E helicopters. Longbow will supply FCR mast mounted assemblies, radar electronic units and spares to the Army as well as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the …

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