Profile: Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC)
27 Apr 2017
Northrop Grumman Corporation, incorporated on August 4, 2010, is a global security company. The Company provides products, systems and solutions in autonomous systems; cyber; command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); strike, and logistics and modernization. The Company's segments include Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems and Technology Services. The Company participates in a range of defense and government programs in the United States and abroad. The Company also conducts business with foreign, state and local governments, as well as commercial customers.
The Company's Aerospace Systems segment is engaged in the design, development, integration and production of manned aircraft, autonomous systems, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics and other systems/subsystems. Aerospace Systems' customers, primarily the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Government agencies, use these systems in mission areas, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), strike operations, communications, earth observation, space science and space exploration. The Aerospace Systems segment consists of business areas, including Autonomous Systems, Manned Aircraft and Space.
The Company's Autonomous Systems business designs, develops, manufactures and integrates ISR autonomous systems for tactical and strategic missions. The ISR programs include the Global Hawk system, a high-altitude system providing high resolution imagery of large geographical areas; the Triton system providing real-time ISR over ocean and coastal regions; the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system for multinational theater operations; the Fire Scout system providing situational awareness and precision targeting support, and the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrating an unmanned combat air vehicle for carrier-based operations. The Company's Manned Aircraft business designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates airborne C4ISR, long-range strike aircraft systems, tactical aircraft systems and directed energy systems. The airborne C4ISR programs include the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS). Its long-range strike aircraft programs include the B-21 Raider long-range strike bomber and modernization and sustainment services for the B-2 Spirit bomber. Tactical aircraft includes the design, development, manufacture and integration of F-35 Lightning II center fuselage and F/A-18 Super Hornet aft fuselage sections. Directed energy involves the design, development, and integration of laser weapon systems for air, ground, and sea platforms, and production of the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System for the United States Navy and international rotary wing customers.
The Space business designs, develops, manufactures and integrates spacecraft systems, subsystems, sensors and communications payloads in support of space C4ISR and science. The programs include the James Webb Space Telescope, an infrared telescope being built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Advanced Extremely High Frequency payloads providing survivable, protected communications to the United States forces; Space-Based Infrared System payloads providing data for missile surveillance, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace characterization, and restricted programs.
The Company's Mission Systems segment offers mission solutions and multifunction systems for DoD, intelligence community, international, federal civil and commercial customers. The Mission Systems segment offers products and services, including C4ISR systems; radar, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and acoustic sensors; electronic warfare systems; cyber solutions; space systems; intelligence processing systems; air and missile defense (AMD) integration; navigation, and shipboard missile and encapsulated payload launch systems. Mission Systems segment consists of business areas, including Sensors and Processing, Cyber and ISR, and Advanced Capabilities. The Sensors and Processing business delivers products, systems and services that support ground-based and airborne fixed and rotary wing platforms with radar, electronic warfare, communications, command and control (C2), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and situational awareness mission systems.
The Company offers targeting, surveillance, air defense, and early warning and control radar systems; EO/IR and radio frequency (RF) self-protection, targeting and surveillance systems; electronic attack and electronic support systems; net-enabled battle management; communications and intelligence systems; digitized cockpits, and multi-sensor processing. The Company's programs include the Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) and air-to-ground sensors; Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN); F-35 fire control radar, Distributed Aperture System (DAS), and the Communications, Navigation and Identification (CNI) integrated avionics system; Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR); Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM); Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM); Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR), and the UH-60V Black Hawk integrated mission equipment package.
The Company's Cyber and ISR business delivers products, systems and services that support cyber solutions, space-based payload and exploitation systems, space-based C2 and processing systems, and enterprise integration of multi-intelligence mission data across a range of domains. The Company offers cyber mission management; cyber solutions for national security applications; missile warning and defense systems; weather and satellite communications; ground software systems, and geospatial intelligence and data fusion, specializing in the collection, processing and exploitation of data. The Company's programs include exploitation and cyber programs; operational services to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT); information technology (IT) coverage and support services through the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE); the Enterprise Application Development Integration and Sustainment (EADIS) program, and restricted programs.
The Company's Advanced Capabilities business provides integration and interoperability of net-enabled battle management, sensors, targeting and surveillance systems; air and missile defense C2; and global battlespace awareness. The Company also delivers products, systems and services that support maritime platforms and embedded global positioning systems (GPS) for a range of platforms, including ships, aircraft, spacecraft and weapons. The Company offers AMD integration with land, air and space assets; shipboard missile and encapsulated payload launch systems; unmanned maritime vehicles and high-resolution undersea sensors, and inertial navigation systems. The Company's programs include the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS); the Missile Defense Agency Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract (JRDC); Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system; Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block III, and Trident and Virginia-Class payload launch systems.
The Company's Technology Services segment provides logistics solutions supporting the full life cycle of platforms and systems for global defense and federal-civil customers. The Company delivers a range of offerings, including software and system sustainment; modernization of platforms and associated subsystems; advanced training solutions, and integrated logistics support. The Technology Services segment consists of business areas, including Global Logistics and Modernization, Advanced Defense Services, and System Modernization and Services.
The Global Logistics and Modernization business provides global logistics support, sustainment, operations and modernization for air, sea and ground systems and weapon system components. The Company is engaged in offering aircraft, electronics and software sustainment and engineering; electronic warfare/attack and avionics/electronics subsystems modernization; supply chain management; deployed logistics support for manned and unmanned weapon systems, and field services, on-going maintenance and technical assistance. The Company offers integration, delivery and global support of unmanned special mission aircraft solutions for platforms, such as the MQ-5B Hunter, Global Hawk and Triton; subsystem and component-level depot repair for products, such as AAQ-24, APN-241, and ALQ-135; missile sustainment and modernization solutions for products, including the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Minuteman III, and weapon systems sustainment, refurbishment, overhaul, modernization and contractor logistics support for a range of platforms, including the B-2 Spirit bomber, KC-10, JSTARS, KC-30A and UK Airborne Warning and Control System.
The Advanced Defense Services business provides defense and security services, including cyber; network operations and security; system and software modernization, and land forces sustainment. The Company's programs include the Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center, which provides network defense services for the United States Marine Corps, including analysis of network traffic, identification of malicious and unauthorized activity, and response to intrusion incidents; Ministry of the National Guard Training Support; the Enterprise Military Housing program, the software application used for the management of government housing, and the Mission Command Training Program, the Army's staff training exercise program at the tactical and operational level.
The Company's System Modernization and Services business provides life cycle information systems modernization and sustainment, primarily in support of civil government agencies. The Company offers analytics, mission information processing, cyber and secure networking, and software development. The Company offers fraud detection and compliance services, data analysis and decision support tools, and software system sustainment services. The System Modernization and Services business provides services to the United States Government healthcare agencies, including benefits systems administration, fraud prevention and payment modernization. The Company also provides information sharing and analysis solutions, as well as engineer enterprise-wide solutions to design, build and manage IT infrastructures.
The Company competes with BAE Systems, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, Harris, L3 Technologies, Leidos, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Thales.
Northrop Grumman Corp
2980 Fairview Park Dr
FALLS CHURCH VA 22042-4511
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