Northrop Grumman in Japan

E-2C HawkeyeF-35 Lightning IIAirborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS)Longbow Radar for AH-64D

E-2C Hawkeye

F-35 Lightning II

Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS)

Longbow Radar for AH-64D

Stan Crow Stan Crow, Chief Executive for Japan, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Northrop Grumman has a long history in Japan dating back to the late 1950s when the first aircraft used by the Japan Self-Defense Force were the Grumman Avenger used for maritime patrol, Albatross used for search and rescue, and Tracker for anti-submarine warfare.  This close partnership with Japan continues today with Northrop Grumman providing support to all the major branches of the JSDF on a range of defense, security and information systems programs.

Stan Crow Appointed Chief Executive Northrop Grumman Japan


Major Programs and Capabilities:

  • Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) operates thirteen E-2C Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. As the largest Hawkeye international customer, JASDF has established the highest standards of performance and safety, surpassing 115,000 accident-free flight hours.
  • Northrop Grumman provides major F-35A components and systems to Japan Ministry of Defense.  Our partnerships with Japanese industry focus on radar, communication and navigation and the center fuselage for the F-35A.
  • JASDF also operates various Northrop Grumman mission and flight avionics such as radar and electronic warfare, navigation systems and IFF systems on F-4, F-35, E-767 AWACS and C-130 aircraft.
  • The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) operates the Northrop Grumman Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) and AQS-24A Mine Hunting Sonar from MCH-101 Airborne Mine Counter Measure Helicopter.
  • The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) operates the Northrop Grumman Longbow Radar and APR-39 radar warning receiver on the AH-64D.

Northrop Grumman has a well-established international presence outside the United States and maintains a network of more than 30 regional business development offices and local businesses serving customers in key international markets in the UK and Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

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