Global Security

Global Security

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For 60 years, Northrop Grumman has been Defining Possible in space. From the launch pad to orbit, we deliver everything from missile systems to cutting edge spacecraft, launch and command and control systems.

Strategic Systems in Space Security


The U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) is the replacement for the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system.

Northrop Grumman and our nationwide team bring unique qualifications for the GBSD competition, offering the U.S. Air Force with a compelling, total-system approach to modernizing the ICBM force.

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Missile Defense

The Northrop Grumman-built Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites have been the spaceborne segment of NORAD's Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment system since 1970

We are also a key member of the Space Based Infrared Surveillance (SBIRS) team having provided payload and navigation systems to ensure timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and IR information.

Two Northrop Grumman-built Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) satellites are on-orbit, birth-to-death tracking of ballistic missiles.

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Missile Warning and Tracking

For decades, Northrop Grumman has played an integral role in the warning and detection of missile threats. From sensors and payloads to complete space and ground segments, we are committed to delivering the systems that support global security.  

Global Milsatcom

We provide a full spectrum of military communications capabilities to ensure reliable and resilient information for the warfighter, including advanced payloads, spacecraft and ground systems.

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Space Situational Awareness and Technology Demonstration

As space is becoming a contested domain, it is essential to know what potential adversaries are doing in orbit. Northrop Grumman is actively providing spacecraft and systems to provide Space Situational Awareness (SSA) today, including small, agile, multi-mission spacecraft that provide opportunities to demonstrate tomorrow’s technologies.

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What does Northrop Grumman do in Space?

Since the dawn of the space age, Northrop Grumman has put innovative products and ideas into orbit, on the Moon, and beyond – from systems engineering, spacecraft manufacturing, precision sensors, space instrument design, ground stations development, orbiting space platforms and revolutionary launch vehicles.