Northrop Grumman in Italy

F-35 Lightning IIEurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3

F-35 Lightning II

Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3

Northrop Grumman has been operating from its Pomezia facility near Rome in Italy since 1961 and today Northrop Grumman Italia specialises in the design, development and production of a range of integrated navigation systems. Primarily used in avionics and tactical applications, its products are also for naval and land applications and include Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Air Data Sensors (ADS) and Magnetic Sensor Units (MSU).

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Major Programmes in Italy Include:

Law Enforcement Agency Helicopters – Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the AgustaWestland Agusta-Bell 412 helicopter fleet operated by Italy's law enforcement agency, Guardia di Finanza.

F-35 Lightning II – Centre fuselage for Italy's first F-35 Lightning II delivered to the Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility at Italy's Cameri Air Base. The centre fuselage represents the first of a number of centre fuselage sections that will be delivered to the facility for Italy’s F-35 aircraft. Northrop Grumman is a principal subcontractor of the Lockheed Martin-led F-35 industry team.

Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3 – Fibre-optic gyro inertial navigation systems for Tranche 3 of the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole combat aircraft. A total of more than 400 inertial navigation systems have been delivered for Tranches 1 and 2 of the Eurofighter.

Italian Navy Submarines – Two full navigation suites for the second pair of U212A class submarines being built for the Italian Navy. The navigation suites, comprising the PL41 Mk4 ring laser gyro inertial navigation system and the navigation data controller are supplied by Northrop Grumman LITEF.

Contact Information

Tel: +39 06 911921