Ground-breaking software and highly advanced and constantly-evolving technology to help solve the world's toughest security challenges

What is C4ISR?

C4ISR is Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). At Northrop Grumman, our web of platforms, payloads, sensors and systems give our customers the information they need, when they need it, defining what’s possible both for warfighters and first responders.

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Modernizing and Developing the GBSD Program

With over 65 years of leadership on every U.S. ICBM system, the Northrop Grumman nationwide team has the proven capability, capacity, and commitment needed to execute the GBSD program. The team will include highly skilled companies, large and small, with thousands of people across the United States directly working on this vital national security program.

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Why C4ISR Matters

Innovative C4ISR provides a decisive advantage to the warfighter. These systems connect people and data to ensure faster, better decisions to ensure mission success.

When seconds are the difference between success and failure, our integrated mission solutions enable forces to know, decide and respond at outcome-changing speeds.

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Built on Strong Foundations

Northrop Grumman has been there at pivotal moments in the past century – from building the first airplanes and developing the first radars to creating the Apollo Lunar Module. Our C4ISR leadership builds on that proud history of innovation and success.

How is C4ISR making a difference to the mission?

The key to effective C4ISR is optimizing the functionality and interoperability of land, sea, air and space systems to rapidly turn data and intelligence into mission-winning action. No other company is as experienced in all aspects of C4ISR as Northrop Grumman.

Our C4ISR systems are helping solve the world's toughest security challenges through ground-breaking software and highly advanced and constantly-evolving technology.

C4ISR: The Backbone of Operations

C4ISR Careers

Intrigued by taking on what’s never been done? From aerospace to engineering, and logistics to cybersecurity, every career at Northrop Grumman is unlocking tomorrow’s possibilities.

You’ll be working with experimental technologies and developing the latest solutions in projects critical to challenging the future of exploration, defense and communication around the world.  

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More about C4ISR

C4ISR is a terrific example of where an acronym helps avoid repetition. After all, who wants to say Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance more times that you must? ‘C4ISR’ helps us put together arguably the most important elements of the infrastructure of global national security into a single, memorable term.

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