NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION

NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION

Previous company name
NORTHROP CORPORATION
Name change date
5/18/1994
Company Overview
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide. The company is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (a leading producer of military and civilian aircraft) by Northrop Corporation (a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States). It has its registered principal place of business in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Northrop Grumman operates in four main business areas: information and services, electronics, aerospace, and ships. Information and services business area develops systems and solutions that deliver timely, enabling information where it is needed most for its military, intelligence, federal, state and local government, and commercial customers. The company’s electronics business area is a leading developer, manufacturer, integrator and supporter of a variety of advanced electronic and maritime systems for U.S. and international customers for national security and non-defense applications. Its aerospace business areas is a premier developer, integrator, producer and supporter of manned and unmanned aircraft, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics and other systems and subsystems critical to maintaining the nation’s security and leadership in science and technology. Northrop Grumman is the nation’s sole industrial designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies that design and build nuclear-powered submarines. The ship business is also one of the nation’s leading providers and life-cycle supporters of major surface ships for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, international navies and commercial vessels.
Northrop Grumman aims to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of its nation and its allies.
Business Summary
Northrop Grumman Corporation (Northrop Grumman) is an integrated enterprise consisting of businesses that cover the entire security spectrum, from undersea to outer space and into cyberspace. The Company operates in five segments: Aerospace Systems, Electronic Systems, Information Systems, Shipbuilding and Technical Services. In April 2009, the Company acquired Sonoma Photonics, Inc., as well as assets from Swift Engineering’s Killer Bee Unmanned Air Systems product line. In December 2009, it sold its Advisory Services Division (ASD). In January 2009, Northrop Grumman streamlined its organizational structure by reducing the number of reporting segments from seven to five.
Description and history
Northrop Grumman Corporation (Northrop Grumman) is an integrated enterprise consisting of businesses that cover the entire security spectrum, from undersea to outer space and into cyberspace. The Company operates in five segments: Aerospace Systems, Electronic Systems, Information Systems, Shipbuilding and Technical Services. In April 2009, the Company acquired Sonoma Photonics, Inc., as well as assets from Swift Engineering’s Killer Bee Unmanned Air Systems product line. In December 2009, it sold its Advisory Services Division (ASD). In January 2009, Northrop Grumman streamlined its organizational structure by reducing the number of reporting segments from seven to five.

Aerospace Systems

The Aerospace Systems segment is a developer, integrator, producer and supporter of manned and unmanned aircraft, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics and other systems and subsystems. Aerospace Systems’ customers, primarily government agencies, use these systems in many different mission areas, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, communications, battle management, strike operations, electronic warfare, missile defense, earth observation, space science and space exploration. The segment consists of four business areas: Strike & Surveillance Systems, Space Systems, Battle Management & Engagement Systems and Advanced Programs & Technology.

Strike & Surveillance Systems designs, develops, manufactures and integrates tactical and long-range strike aircraft systems, unmanned systems and missile systems. These include the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system, B-2 stealth bomber, F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter, F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter, Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system, Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) and aerial targets. Space Systems designs, develops, manufactures and integrates spacecraft systems, subsystems, and electronic and communications payloads. Major programs include the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) payload, Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS), and many restricted programs.

Battle Management & Engagement Systems designs, develops, manufactures and integrates airborne early warning, surveillance, battlefield management and electronic warfare systems. Its programs include the E-2 Hawkeye, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS), Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aircraft system, the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler. Advanced Programs & Technology creates technologies and concepts to satisfy existing and emerging customer needs. Existing programs include the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS), the Airborne Laser (ABL), and other directed energy and concepts programs.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems segment is a designer, developer, manufacturer and integrator of a variety of advanced electronic and maritime systems for national security and selects non-defense applications. Electronic Systems provides systems to the United States and international customers for such applications as airborne surveillance, aircraft fire control, precision targeting, electronic warfare, automatic test equipment, inertial navigation, integrated avionics, space sensing, intelligence processing, air and missile defense, communications, mail processing, biochemical detection, ship bridge control and radar, ship machinery controls, and shipboard components. The segment is composed of seven business areas: Aerospace Systems, Defensive Systems, Government Systems, Land Forces, Naval & Marine Systems, Navigation Systems, and Space & Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems.

Aerospace Systems provides sensors, sensor processing, integrated sensor suites and radar countermeasure systems for military surveillance and precision-strike; missile tracking and warning, and radio frequency electronic warfare. Fire control radars include systems for the F-16, F-22A, F-35 and B-1B. Navigation radars include commercial and military systems for transport and cargo aircraft. Surveillance products include the Airborne Warning and Control System radar, the Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar, the MP-RTIP, the ship-board Cobra Judy Replacement radar and multiple payloads on the P-8A. Radio frequency electronic warfare products include radar warning receivers, self-protection jammers, and integrated electronic warfare systems for aircraft, such as the EA-6B, EA-18, F-16 and F-15.

Defensive Systems provides systems that support combat aviation by protecting aircraft and helicopters from attack. A variety of fixed wing and helicopter protection systems include threat detection and laser-based countermeasures systems to defeat ground-launched, infrared-guided missiles. Defensive Systems’ countermeasures systems are installed on over 40 types of aircraft, many of which are conducting combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Targeting systems utilize lasers for target designation and precision weapon delivery, image processing, and target acquisition, identification, and tracking. The LITENING targeting pod system is combat-proven on the AV-8B, A-10A/C, B-52H, F-15E, F-16 and F/A-18A/C/D. Test systems include systems to test electronic components of combat aircraft on the flight line and in repair facilities. Defensive Systems also provides simulators for use on test ranges and training facilities to emulate threats of potential adversaries. Customers include the United States government and a variety of international allies.

Government Systems provides products and services to meet the needs of governments. This includes systems and system integration of products and services for postal automation, for the detection and alert of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive material, and for homeland defense, communications, and enterprise management. Its key programs include Flats Sequencing System; International Sorting Centers; United States Postal Service bio-detection systems, and national level command and control, integrated air and missile defense and homeland defense systems for international customers.

Land Forces provides a range of warfighting system solutions for the digital battlefield, including fire control systems for airborne and tracked vehicles, air and ground sensors to detect enemy movement, tactical range finding and precise laser designation, and systems that detect and defend against enemy fire. Naval & Marine Systems provides major subsystems and subsystem integration for sensors, sensor processing, missile launching, ship controls and power generation. Navigation Systems provides advanced navigation, avionics systems, and command and control centers for military and commercial applications. Its products are used in military air, land, sea and space systems, as well as commercial space and aircraft in both the United States and international markets. Space & ISR Systems provides space-based sensor and exploitation systems for civil, military, and United States intelligence community customers, as well as ground/surface based command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions to process, exploit and disseminate multi-sensor data.

Information Systems

The Information Systems segment is a provider of advanced solutions for the United States Government Department of Defense (DoD), national intelligence, federal civilian, state and local agencies and commercial customers. Products and services are focused on the fields of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence; air and missile defense; airborne reconnaissance; intelligence processing; decision support systems; cybersecurity; information technology, and systems engineering and systems integration. The segment consists of three business areas: Defense Systems, Intelligence Systems and Civil Systems. Civil Systems provides specialized information systems and services in support of critical government civil missions, such as homeland security, public health, cyber security, air traffic management and public safety. Intelligence Systems focuses on the delivery of systems and services to the United States intelligence community.

Shipbuilding

The Shipbuilding segment is the designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The segment also provides ongoing maintenance for the United States Navy aircraft carrier fleet through overhaul, refueling and repair work. It provides amphibious assault ships for the United States Navy. Fleet Support provides after-market services, including on-going maintenance and repair work, for an array of naval and commercial vessels. The Shipbuilding segment provides various services to commercial nuclear and non-nuclear industrial customers. It also designs and constructs Arleigh Burke class Aegis guided missile destroyers, as well as major components for the Zumwalt class, a land attack destroyer.

Technical Services

The Technical Services segment is a provider of logistics, infrastructure and sustainment support, while also provides an array of technical services, including training and simulation. The segment consists of three areas of business: Systems Support, Training & Simulation and Life Cycle Optimization & Engineering. Systems Support provides infrastructure and base operations management, including base support and civil engineering work, military aerial and ground range operations, support functions, which include space launch services, construction, combat vehicle maintenance, protective and emergency services, and range-sensor-instrumentation operations. Training and Simulation provides training to senior military leaders and peacekeeping forces, designs and develops future conflict training scenarios, and provides United States warfighters and international allies with live, virtual and constructive training programs. Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering provides complete life cycle product support and weapons system sustainment.

Northrop Grumman competes with Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, Raytheon Company, General Dynamics Corporation, L-3 Communications Corporation, SAIC and BAE Systems.

The result of the purchase of Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (a leading producer of military and civilian aircraft) by Northrop Corporation (a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States)

Business Line
Global defense and technology company
Subsidiary
ADAPTIVE OPTICS ASSOCIATES, INC.
Advisor
DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
IPO date
12/10/1951
US SIC Code
3721
Company Address
1840, Century Park East

City province or state postal code
90067, LOS ANGELES, CA
Phone: +1 310 553 6262
Fax: +1 310 553 2076
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.northgrum.com

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