Military Aircraft Structures

Military Aircraft

Northrop Grumman's industry leadership in high-strength, lightweight composite materials makes it the partner of choice to develop and fabricate technically complex components for military aircraft. Key products include:

  • Stabilators, pivot shafts and inlet bypass screens for the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.
  • Upper and lower wing skins, straps, engines nacelles, covers and inlet ducts for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
  • Low-observable antennas for the Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and other tactical aircraft
  • Solid-state radar and communications radomes for the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle and the MESA radar system on the Boeing 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft.
  • Counterbalance assemblies for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster II aircraft.
  • Precision optical benches for Northrop Grumman's high-energy laser used in the Airborne Laser (ABL) missile defense system on board a modified Boeing 747 aircraft.