Northrop Grumman in Europe

NATO AGS – First FlightF-35 Lightning II – Eyes and EarsCyber & Civil Security – Brains behind the scenesC4ISR – Sensing, networking and commanding in the integrated battlespaceLogistics – Maintaining cutting edge capability at the sharp end

NATO AGS – First Flight

F-35 Lightning II – Eyes and Ears

Cyber & Civil Security – Brains behind the scenes

C4ISR – Sensing, networking and commanding in the integrated battlespace

Logistics – Maintaining cutting edge capability at the sharp end

Andrew Tyler Andrew Tyler, Chief Executive, Northrop Grumman Europe
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Northrop Grumman in Europe

Northrop Grumman is among the leading defence and security suppliers in Europe with more than 2,200 employees and significant long-established businesses in the U.K. France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. We offer the best of our U.S. and European R&D and technology to deliver solutions that help solve our customers' defence and security challenges. Calling on our global experience and 100-year European heritage, we provide everything from satellite payloads, to maritime command and control systems, synthetic training, special mission aircraft, land vehicle maintenance, repair and overhaul, unmanned air systems, tactical communications and much more for our European customers.

We may not always be visible, but Northrop Grumman's technology is all pervasive, as is our commitment to building strong European businesses to serve our customers for the long-term.


Never before has there been a more complex threat environment. As we look forward, the defence and security landscape is characterised by interconnectivity, interoperability, networked environments, pervasive ISR and the widespread use of unmanned systems. The key for the future is having the ability to be 'eyes on' through access to high grade intelligence, comprehensive surveillance capabilities, and the ability to convert data to information rapidly and seamlessly, and disseminate it to armed forces,  national agencies, and other international partners.

Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned air systems, or as the natural 'go to' provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator. 

Today, different thinking is needed to deliver the required defence and security effect at minimum cost. Northrop Grumman is at the forefront of providing that different thinking: from creating dynamic communications nodes in the sky, using lasers to defeat ground-to-air threats and pulling through leading innovative aircraft radar technologies into ground-based air defence systems, to exploiting networks in cities for blue light service command and control, and taking unmanned air systems to un-paralleled levels with the world's first carrier-borne UCAV.

With our strong focus on cyber, C4ISR, unmanned systems, and logistics and modernisation we are well placed to meet the evolving capability requirements of our customers.

Key UK/Europe programmes include:



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