Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

A Market Leader

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Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Defense’s AI Strategy defines Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as “the ability of machines to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence.” AI enables humans to make educated decisions by parsing through information and delivering relevant data at mission speed.

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Ethics of AI

A secure and ethical approach to developing AI-enabled solutions is the cornerstone of our strategy to meet evolving needs. Secure and ethical AI principles guide the design and development of our AI systems and solutions. These principles are defined by the Defense Innovation Board and adopted by the Department of Defense and other customers.

Implementing Ethics in AI

We are building upon our long history of leadership in secure processing for our nation’s most trusted systems, to build secure and ethical AI-enabled trusted systems. Northrop Grumman’s leadership in secure and ethical AI goes beyond the technical and considers the legal, policy and social implications. Our AI technologies will be responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable, governable, and auditable and protected against threats.

Principles and Need

 At Northrop Grumman, AI has the potential to transform every system, product and service that we produce for our customers, worldwide. We develop advanced capabilities to solve the world’s most challenging problems in space, aeronautics, maritime defense, cyberspace and intelligence. The stakes are high—and our standards for ethics and security are even higher.


We seek the most creative and innovative technology solutions and we do that, in part, through investments and partnerships. We understand the power and agility of the start-up ecosystem.

It is important that in the rapidly changing AI technology space, we invest and build partnerships across the commercial sector and academia to bring the best solutions to the warfighter.

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How is Artificial Intelligence used in Aerospace?

Using our powerful, proven algorithm development and implementation processes, Northrop Grumman has developed and integrated leading-edge AI/ML solutions into large, complex, end-to-end mission systems that are essential to our national security.

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NG Mission Understanding for Secure AI Application

Internet of Military Things

Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) seeks to connect communications nodes, shooters and platforms across all domains and branches of the military. In this environment, cyber-secure, integrated, open architecture communications capabilities are critical.

AI, Space, JADC2, Advanced Battle Management (ABMS), Future Vertical Lift (FVL)

Northrop Grumman is developing and integrating leading-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions into large, complex, end-to-end mission systems that are essential to our national security.

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Deep Mission Understanding

Northrop Grumman understands the mission of our customers and we have a long history of building hardened systems that can operate at the tactical edge. Distributed decision making will significantly enhance mission effectiveness and improve warfighter safety by creating a truly network-centric force and ultimately provide decision advantage. We are responding to the age of data-driven warfare by bringing together our expertise in advanced processing in low size, weight and power (SWaP) environments, anti-tamper, cyber security, advanced networking and AI algorithms to enable faster decision making at the tactical edge.


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