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What is Northrop Grumman's Business?

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

What are your Annual Revenues?

Net sales in FY 2016 were $24.5 billion.

How Many Business Sectors do you have?

Northrop Grumman has three business sectors:

How Many People do you Employ?

Northrop Grumman has about 65,000 employees.

How do I Apply for a Job at Northrop Grumman?

The most efficient way is through this Web site. Click on the Careers link to find complete listings of all openings throughout Northrop Grumman. Specific instructions are given on how to apply for the position that interests you.

How Long has Northrop Grumman been in Business?

Northrop Aircraft Company was incorporated in 1939. It has acquired companies that began operating before that date. Below is a partial list of the major companies acquired since 1994. To read more about our successful integration of nearly 20 marquee companies, visit our Northrop Grumman Heritage section.

Major Companies Acquired / Acquisition Date

  • Grumman (incorporated 1929) / April 1994
  • Westinghouse Radio (incorporated 1938) / March 1996
  • Logicon Inc. (incorporated 1961) / Aug. 1997
  • California Microwave / April 1999
  • Ryan Aeronautical / July 1999
  • Comptek Research, Inc. / Aug. 2000
  • Federal Data Corporation / Oct. 2000
  • Sterling's Federal Systems Group / Oct. 2000
  • Litton Industries Inc. (incorporated 1953) / April 2001
  • Aerojet General EIG / Oct. 2001
  • Newport News (incorporated 1886) / Nov. 2001
  • TRW (incorporated 1901) / Dec. 2002

Where can I find information about your products?

For more information about our products, programs, services, see our Capabilities page or our A-to-Z List.

How do I request permission for use of Northrop Grumman video and/or stills for a production?

Please send a detailed request via e-mail to

How do I become a supplier?

Please access our automated supplier information system (OASIS) Web site.

What types of community organizations does Northrop Grumman support?

Northrop Grumman focuses a substantial portion of its contributions budget on programs which address education, the family, diversity, health and human services and youth programs. Please see the Corporate Responsibility section for more information.

What is the Northrop Grumman stock ticker symbol, and on which exchanges is your stock traded?

Northrop Grumman Corporation common stock is listed on the New York and Pacific Stock Exchanges (trading symbol NOC).

When is the Annual Shareholders Meeting?

This meeting is held on the third Wednesday of May.

When are dividends announced?

Dividend announcements are released on the third Wednesday of February, May, August and November. For more detailed information, go to our Investor Relations home page.

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