Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is synonymous with the word ‘technology’. From under sea to outer space and cyberspace, Northrop Grumman technologies and products play a key role in the evolving defense environments and a key provider of solutions in this era of warfare of the 21st century. The company provides the U.S. military with a large percentage of its airborne radar systems, and is the largest naval shipbuilder worldwide. Through a series of acquisitions over the last two decades, Northrop Grumman transformed itself from primarily a producer of military aircraft to a leading defense electronics and systems integration company while maintaining and building positions in military aircraft and naval systems.

Northrop Grumman is now a top-tier defense company, it is the number three defense firm in the United States. The company is a full partner with its military customers and an inherent part of the country's anti-terrorism and Homeland security protocols.

Products and Services

Northrop Grumman is organized into five operating sectors: Aerospace Systems; Electronic Systems; Information Technology; Ship Systems and Technical Services.

Aerospace SystemsAerospace Systems

A premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems, missile systems and advanced technologies critical to the nation’s security.

Electronic SystemsElectronic Systems

A leader in airborne radar, navigation, electronic counter-measures, precision weapons, airspace management, space payloads, marine and naval systems, communications, bio-defense, and government systems.

Information Systems Information Systems

A global provider of advanced information solutions for the defense, intelligence, civil agencies and commercial customers.


The world’s leading military shipbuilder, the nation’s sole industrial designer and builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, such as nuclear-powered submarines, the Navy’s current fleet of destroyers and a leading provider of life cycle support for submarines and surface ships.

Technical Services Technical Services

A premier supplier of life cycle solutions and long-term technical services for customers globally. Key capabilities include systems support, training and simulation and life cycle optimization and engineering for defense programs.

Global Presence

Northrop Grumman has a well-established international presence outside the United States selling products and services in over 25 countries and maintains a network of more than 30 regional business development offices.


The company has a range of industry-leading capabilities available for international markets. The portfolio of Northrop Grumman’s expertise is vast:

  • Global Security
  • Command and control systems
  • Large-scale intelligence information systems
  • Missile defense systems
  • Advanced radar systems
  • Civil government and public safety information systems
  • Conventional and nuclear powered naval ships
  • Satellites for a wide variety of missions
  • System sustainment, logistics support and training
  • High-energy laser systems
  • Health information systems
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles

Northrop Grumman Vision:

Is to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. As the technology leader, we will define the future of defense—from undersea to outer space, and in cyberspace.

  • Conduct ourselves with integrity and live our Company Values
  • Deliver superior program performance
  • Foster an internal environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

In so doing, Northrop Grumman will become our customers' partner of choice, our industry's employer of choice, and our shareholders' investment of choice.


We, the women and men of NORTHROP GRUMMAN, are guided by the following Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Business Areas:

  • Aerospace Systems
  • Electronic Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Ship Systems
  • Technical Services

2009 Sales: $33.8 Billion

Stock ticker symbol: NOC, on the New York Stock Exchange.

Employees: 120000 employees in the United States and internationally

Operations: International

2009 Northrop Grumman Annual Report

Northrop Grumman
1840 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Tel: +1 310-553-6262

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