Global Sustainment and Modernization

Global Sustainment and Modernization

Delivering uninterrupted mission readiness. Enabling mission success.

The goal of logistics, sustainment and modernization is uninterrupted mission readiness to enable mission success.

Defining Possible in Global Sustainment and Modernization

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Keeping Fleets Flying Across the Globe

As a trusted partner for a wide-ranging portfolio of global customers, Northrop Grumman understands the complexity of our customers’ missions. Uninterrupted mission readiness is at the core of our approach: delivering information and capability to our customers that enable their platforms to perform at optimum levels for the long term. We have the expertise, we have the facilities, and we are innovating to efficiently and affordably ensure mission readiness is maintained at all times and around the world.

We have provided full lifecycle support on a wide array of platforms, programs and weapon systems for decades, with a proven history of delivering thousands of safe flying hours and keeping our customers’ fleets mission ready.

We provide sustainment and modernization support that includes: contractor logistics support and fleet stewardship; modifications and upgrades; mission planning, weapon systems development and pilot training; as well as software design engineering and integration solutions.

Platform agnostic, we support autonomous, tactical, fixed wing and special mission aircraft systems and platforms.

Global Sustainment and Modernization

Learn more about Northrop Grumman’s sustainment and modernization programs and platforms.

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NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS)

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B-2 Stealth Bomber

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Global Hawk

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F-35 Lightning II

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A-10 Thunderbolt II

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Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) E-11A

U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion aircraft arrives at Northrop Grumman's Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for depot level maintenance.

P-3 Orion

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AN/AAQ-24(V) DIRCM (Directional Infrared Countermeasure)

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Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System

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Sentinel – The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent

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C-27J Spartan

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NATO Intelligence Collection Unit Conducts Sustained Surge Operations

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Class Act: Employee Resource Group Helps Students Go Back to School

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The Satisfaction of Service: Financial analyst and Vietnamese refugee Nga on why she is proud to work for Northrop Grumman

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College of the Canyons

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Lake Charles Tree Planting

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Digital Sustainment Tools Enhance Mission Readiness

U.S. Navy’s E-6B Mercury aircraft taking off on runway

Northrop Grumman Selected by US Navy for Sustainment and Modernization of E-6B Mercury Aircraft

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Lake Charles By-the-Numbers

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NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Awards Sustainment and Training Support to Northrop Grumman

U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion aircraft arrives at Northrop Grumman's Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for depot level maintenance.

Northrop Grumman’s Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center Inducts First CBP P-3 Orion

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Northrop Grumman and Airbus Sign Teaming Agreement in Australia

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Northrop Grumman Awarded BACN Platform Maintenance Contract for $265 Million

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Northrop Grumman Wins $750M Contract to Perform Upgrades, Modernization and Integration on the US Army’s Fixed Wing Airborne ISR Fleet

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