Advanced Technology and Innovation

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The result of constantly questioning and problem solving? A shared purpose that puts Northrop Grumman on the forefront of innovation and advanced technology development, everywhere from below the waves to above the atmosphere. […]

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Zeroing in on Greener Business

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Northrop Grumman has set an ambitious goal to achieve “Net Zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. In short, this means the company will balance its emissions of greenhouse gases with the removal of those gases. […]

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Game Changer Part III: Triumph

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In the Spring of 2018, questions from the media, Congress and the science community swirled around NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope program. The headlines weren’t kind. […]

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Beyond the Boneyard

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Northrop Grumman finds creative solutions to end-of-life management. From STEM education to technician training and public display, Northrop Grumman is demonstrating that there is still plenty of life in end-of-life technology. […]

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The Flexibility of Firebird

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Firebird can switch from a manned configuration to autonomous operations in little time, giving organizations flexibility to fly different types of missions. […]

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The Coolest Technology: Cryocoolers

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Cryocoolers are machines that keep sensors extremely cold so that satellites and space telescopes can take pictures on long-term missions. Whether we’re looking back toward Earth or outward into deep space, the sensors that capture images require extremely low temperatures. […]

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Lights, Camera, F-14 Tomcat

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Early in his career as a radar intercept officer onboard the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet, a movie studio came to make a film on Tom T’s base, Naval Air Station Miramar, California. […]

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MQ-4C Triton Takes Flight with Multi-Intelligence Upgrade

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In late July 2021, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) celebrated a significant milestone in their 13-year partnership developing the MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance system with the successful first test flight of the newest configuration of the high-altitude, long-endurance autonomous aircraft. […]

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Gray Wolf Missile Design

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Northrop Grumman’s Gray Wolf cruise missile design brings cost efficiencies and collaborative thinking together to produce a framework for digitally designed weapons. […]

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Beyond the Mind’s Eye

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Northrop Grumman’s VISL leverages augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) throughout the entire engineering life cycle of new weapons systems. […]

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How Military Aircraft EO/IR Systems Save American Lives

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“In combat, every second matters,” said Tim Grebs, program manager at Northrop Grumman.

Grebs should know. He has served 15 years in the U.S. Air Force and completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan as an A-10 fighter pilot. And the equipment that frequently bought Grebs time, he said, was the aircraft’s electro-optical and infrared sensors, or EO/IR systems. […]

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Future Vertical Lift The Agile-built Helicopter for the Modern Military

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Future Vertical Lift will be the most sophisticated rotorcraft to enter military service. All systems are connected by the digital backbone, allowing the next generation of avionics and self-protection systems to work in a unified way. Northrop Grumman is uniquely positioned to help the Department of Defense shift the rotary wing fleet from analog to digital, from federated to open and integrated. […]

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Disruptive Concepts and Technologies: Quantum Technology

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Until recently, the more exotic effects of quantum technology were limited to academic experiments. A research team within Northrop Grumman is incorporating emerging developments in quantum technology to provide capabilities not found in the realm of classical physics. […]

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Brawn Brains and Beauty

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Northrop Grumman is at the forefront of Industry 4.0. The latest industrial revolution is about leveraging four key digital technologies to optimize resources, enable faster decision making based on real-time data, and to produce higher quality products at a reduced cost. […]

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Ditching the Documents

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Northrop Grumman digital engineers use “model-based everything” to automate and integrate the steps required to design, develop and test advanced weapon systems. […]

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