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US Air Force Sustainment Center and Northrop Grumman enter into partnership agreement
Friday, 20 Mar 2015 09:00am EDT 

Northrop Grumman:The U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center and Northrop Grumman Corporation recently signed an enterprise public-private partnership agreement that establishes terms and conditions for future weapon system sustainment activities between the Air Force and Northrop Grumman.The agreement applies to all work between the Air Force Sustainment Center and Northrop Grumman and is expected to significantly improve efficiency by reducing the time and cost associated with agreement negotiations.Implementation agreements for specific projects will be created and managed at lower levels of the Air Force Sustainment Center and within Northrop Grumman.  Full Article

Northrop Grumman wins Recompete to protect DISA-Managed Networks from Cyber Attacks
Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 04:01pm EDT 

Northrop Grumman:Has been awarded a task order by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).Order to continue its lead role on the Acropolis and Sensor Operations program - a capability that protects DISA-managed networks from cyber-attack and provides global cyber situational awareness for these networks.Under this task order, Northrop Grumman will continue providing secure, consolidated, and integrated defensive cyber operations and a global cyber situational awareness environment to network defense analysts.So they can better protect and defend the DOD Joint Information Environment (JIE), DOD Enterprise Services, and the DOD Information Network (DODIN) from the growing cyber threat.Will also operate and maintain the DODIN-wide Computer Network Defense sensor infrastructure.company will leverage its Advanced Cyber Technology Center to implement high-end innovations to bolster speed and resiliency as well as reap cost saving.  Full Article

Northrop Grumman's subsidiary extends Air Traffic Communication Coverage at Incheon Control Centre, South Korea
Friday, 20 Feb 2015 11:30am EST 

Northrop Grumman Corporation:Says its U.K.-based air traffic management communications systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to provide additional air traffic communication system sites.Contract for delivering ground-to-air communications for the Incheon, South Korea air traffic control centre.Contract was awarded following an international competitive tender process and based on price competitiveness and expertise in the region as a supplier of the existing area control centre (ACC) systems.Says new contract will build on the current infrastructure delivering an additional six remote sites that will further extend the coverage for operations at Incheon ACC.System will include the Park Air T6 series of professional ATC radio equipment, with 30 VHF channels and 32 UHF channels, together with a remote control and monitoring system, to allow centralised awareness of the equipment performance and availability.Contract is expected to be completed by mid-2015. Factory acceptance testing and factory training will take place at the company's U.K.-based facility.Northrop Grumman Park Air is partnered with JoongAng Hitel, the local South Korean contractor for installation services.  Full Article

Northrop Grumman Corp declares quarterly dividend
Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 07:50pm EST 

Northrop Grumman Corp:Says that it has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share on Northrop Grumman common stock, payable March 18, 2015.Paid to shareholders of record as of the close of business March 2, 2015.  Full Article

Northrop Grumman gets contract to support Critical IRS Infrastructure
Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 10:00am EST 

Northrop Grumman Corp:Has been awarded a $62.2 million dollar contract by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to support the IRS in building and delivering an integrated and shared IRS infrastructure.Under the five-year contract, Northrop Grumman will provide information technology, professional services and subject matter expertise in the areas of architecture, engineering and development services.It is a task order under the TIPPS-4 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract.  Full Article

Northrop Grumman Corporation prices $600 million debt offering
Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 05:30pm EST 

Northrop Grumman Corporation:Prices a $600 mln underwritten public offering of 3.85 pct senior unsecured notes due April 15, 2045.Expects to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including funding a $500 mln voluntary contribution to its pension plans and debt repayment.offering is expected to close on Feb. 6.  Full Article

Northrop Grumman receives US Navy contract to begin production of additional airborne laser mine detection systems
Monday, 2 Feb 2015 11:30am EST 

Northrop Grumman Corp:Received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1Airborne Laser Mine Detection System.Contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support.  Full Article

OSHA cites Northrop Grumman Corp. in Lake Charles La., for eight serious health violations with a penalty totaling $42,000 - OSHA
Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 07:00pm EST 

Northrop Grumman Corp:Workers painting and conducting paint removal from aircraft parts at Lake Charles are being overexposed to methylene chloride and hexavalent chromium - OSHA.OSHA cited the company for eight serious health violations for failing to provide engineering controls to keep worker exposure below the permissible exposure levels for these chemicals and for failing to provide adequate respiratory protection and equipment for the painters.The inspection began Aug. 2014 as the result of a complaint, but was expanded to also address the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Emphasis Program for Hexavalent Chromium.Proposed penalty amount is $42,000.  Full Article

Northrop Grumman Corp gives FY 2015 guidance; EPS guidance above analysts' estimates
Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 07:00am EST 

Northrop Grumman Corp:Expects FY 2015 sales in the range of $23.4-23.8 bln.Expects FY 2015 diluted EPS in the range of $9.20-$9.50.FY 2015 revenue of $23.5 bln and EPS of $9.11 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Northrop Grumman Corp awarded cyber security contract
Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 06:00am EST 

Northrop Grumman Corp:Have been awarded contract by the government of the United Kingdom.To provide range of cyber security solutions.Under this competitively awarded, seven-year framework contract, Northrop Grumman will provide engineering and development services in support of data security and information assurance.  Full Article

Lockheed wins U.S. approval to upgrade fighter jets for South Korea

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Wednesday said it had approved Lockheed Martin Corp to upgrade 134 U.S.-made F-16 jet fighters for South Korea with new mission computers, radars and other equipment in a deal worth an estimated $2.5 billion.

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