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Defining Possible in Iuka, Mississippi

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense, and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 95,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology, and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products, and service. With over 24 years of successful operations in Tishomingo County, the Iuka site was stood up in 1978 as the TVA Yellow Creek Nuclear Plant. Throughout the next 20 years, various companies and projects utilized this facility including NASA, the State of Mississippi, Alliant Techsystems,and Tishomingo County. In 2018, Northrop Grumman acquired Orbital ATK and Iuka became a Northrop Grumman facility. The Iuka site currently employs 400 employees, and supports various programs in space and aeronautics.

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Key Programs

  • Antares
  • Atlas
  • F-35
  • HALO
  • Minotaur
  • SLS
  • Stealth Aircraft

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Life in Iuka

“Tishomingo County is referred to as the Gateway into Mississippi due to its location in the extreme northeast corner of the state. It is home to museums, the Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, Pickwick Lake, the famous Battle of Iuka, historic neighborhoods, churches and cemeteries, plus musical icons Mac McAnally and Pete Pyle, and much more. Cultural heritage sites abound throughout the county. Tishomingo County is truly a gateway into the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area.”

– Tishomingo County Tourism

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Local Attractions

  • Boating/water skiing on Pickwick Lake or Tombigbee Waterway
  • Fishing
  • 10,000’s of acres of wildlife management areas for public hunting
  • Camping
  • Canoeing/kayaking down Bear Creek
  • Hiking/rock climbing at Tishomingo State Park or J.P. State Park
  • Bicycling down the Natchez Trace Parkway, or various trails
  • J.P. Coleman State Park
  • Museums and historical sites like the Old Courthouse Museum, Shiloh Battlefield, Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, and Holly Springs Motor Speedway

About Iuka

Life at Northrop Grumman is not all about the work. Iuka is known for its natural beauty – so here, you’ll experience more than 50,000 acres of lakes and Woodall Mountain. Tishomingo County is also known for its low cost of living and rural lifestyle, which includes little-to-no traffic, rural country-sides, southern hospitality and southern comfort food. 

There are also a number of highly rated and ranked schools, colleges and universities in the area – all within two-hours. Weather in Iuka includes temperate winters, long, hot summers, plentiful rain, and when there are cold spells, they’re short in duration. In terms of travel, Iuka is situated in proximity of three major airports: Huntsville International, Memphis International and Nashville International.

Why Join Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman employees are Defining Possible every day through science, technology and engineering. We are 95,000 people – with careers in all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – working as one to defend and define the future.

Work/Life Balance

Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off. Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 10 company for work/life balance in 2018.

Who We Are

Ranked on DiversityInc's annual list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity since 2010, we recruit top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds to ensure our teams are skilled, focused and innovative.


We have 95,000 employees in all 50 states in the US and 21 countries worldwide.

Extensive Benefits

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.

In the Community

From the environment to STEM education to philanthropy, we're committed to the community. We encourage and enable our employees to volunteer in meaningful activities with lasting impact.


Our employees’ commitment to quality combined with our leadership’s commitment to workplace environment and diversity has resulted in many significant accolades.

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