MCT and Other Advanced IR Detector Materials

Call for Innovation 

Northrop Grumman Corporation seeks qualified and innovative suppliers for high-quality mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) and other advanced infrared (IR) detector materials for Aerospace applications. As a leading supplier of high performance sensing solutions in support of the Aerospace and Defense industries, Northrop Grumman designs and delivers to its customers systems that may benefit from advanced IR detector materials.

This project will survey the industry and find potential suppliers who can meet quality requirements for MCT and other advanced IR materials and processes. Those suppliers willing to try to become Northrop Grumman approved preferred suppliers would then fill out required paperwork, and be subject to on-site inspections and tours. On-site inspections would be carried out by a team of Northrop Grumman personnel to include our Quality specialists to approve suppliers. Successful suppliers will be given preferred status for the designated technology. In addition, the successful suppliers will be pre-approved for any future bids and projects.

Supplier must be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with Northrop Grumman. Any selected suppliers must be familiar and able to achieve compliance with U.S International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012. Additional information concerning details of the above regulations can be found at the following links:



DFAR 252.204-7012:

Response Instructions

The initial submission should not contain proprietary information. Click Here for additional information and to make a submission via our partner, EIP. EIP will receive all responses and manage the submission process.  Northrop Grumman will ultimately review your information and contact you if further information and/or discussions are needed.

Response Deadline

All responses must be uploaded by 4pm ET on October 19, 2018.

For Assistance

Contact Evergreen Innovation Partners at or call (888) 290-1298.