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NGC Returns Revamped Stealth Bomber to Air Force (Photo)

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has returned to service with the U.S. Air Force a freshly painted, completely overhauled B-2 stealth bomber known as the “Spirit of Pennsylvania.” The aircraft lifted off from Air Force Plant 42 here early in the morning on Jan. 26 for its return flight to Whiteman …

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NGC Chairman Emeritus Ronald Sugar Honored by Aviation Week

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) chairman emeritus Ronald D. Sugar has received the prestigious Laureate Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine, the aerospace industry’s premier news publication. During Sugar’s tenure as Northrop Grumman chairman and chief executive officer the company kept its retention levels among the industry’s highest. Northrop …

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NGC Honored by DiversityInc.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been named to the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list for its demonstrated use of measurable diversity best practices and results. It is NGC’s first appearance on the list and the company is the first defense contractor to earn this recognition. In its …

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NGC’s Linda Mills on $775M CANES Contract Win

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has won a deal from the U.S. Navy  to support the development phase of the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program. CANES will improve and optimize shipboard network systems to increase interoperability and affordability within the fleet. If each option is exercised, the deal will …

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NGC Taps Tony Spehar to Head IPIC

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Anthony “Tony” Spehar vice president and program manager for the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Prime Integration Contract (IPIC). IPIC is described as “a 15-year effort to modernize and maintain the reliability, safety and security of the nation’s entire force of land-based Minuteman III missiles.” “Tony …

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Lockheed Wins Radar Deal from NGC Aerospace

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a low-rate initial production contract worth $171.8 million from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Lockheed will provide four AN/APY-9 Airborne Early Warning (AEW) radar systems and spare parts.  Theses systems will become part of the U.S. Navy’s new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. “The APY-9 radar …

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NGC Names Outgoing GSA Official David A. Drabkin Director of Acquisition Policy

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed David A. Drabkin, the outgoing deputy chief acquisition officer at the General Services Administration to the position of director of acquisition policy. Drabkin reports directly to Larry Lanzillotta, corporate vice president of customer relations. As part of his new job, Drabkin will be charged …

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Tom Anderson Set to Join Wyle as Group President

According to Wyle, Tom Anderson has been named as the new group president of the firm’s Information Systems Group. Anderson has held senior positions with major government information system providers including CSC, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Federal Data Corporation. Prior to joining Wyle, Anderson served as president of CSC’s Civil …

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NGC’s James Webb Telescope Reaches Milestone (Photos)

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC)  James Webb Space Telescope reached a mission-readiness milestone when its first primary mirror segment was cryo-polished to its required prescription as measured at operational cryogenic temperatures. This achievement sets the stage for a successful polishing process for the remaining 18 flight mirror segments. “Many predicted it …

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BAE, NGC Unite to Pursue Ground Combat Vehicle Program

BAE Systems (LSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have announced a teaming agreement to pursue the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program. The GCV program is a development effort headed by the U.S. Army and is designed to develop the next generation Infantry Fighting Vehicle. “BAE Systems and Northrop …

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