Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is part of our culture and is foundational to how we do business.

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Digital Ecosystem

Across our business, we are integrating digital technologies throughout a system’s lifecycle and making data-driven decisions with the speed, quality and efficiency our customers require.

Our digital ecosystem is enhancing how we do business. This ecosystem brings employees, customers, and suppliers into an integrated environment to seamlessly work together, share information, and innovate across the full program lifecycle.

Digital Leadership

We continually employ new digital solutions across our business that revolutionize how we design, test, and manufacture the next generation of systems. These solutions are enhancing our productivity and performance, all while maintaining the highest quality.

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B-21 A Digital Bomber

We use agile processes, advanced manufacturing and digital engineering to mitigate risk and enable modern sustainment practices.



The LGM-35A Sentinel digital engineering ecosystem is a unified collaboration environment.

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Stand-in Attack Weapon

Northrop Grumman delivered the first digital weapons acquisition and development program for the U.S. Air Force.

Digital Technologies

Speed. Quality. Efficiency.
Digital accelerates our operations and strengthens our performance. Integrated digital models of our capabilities and platforms enable a seamless design approach.  We can make changes in real time and visually see those improvements reflected in the models. What once was a cycle of designing, building, prototyping, and testing a capability or platform can now be done digitally and simultaneously, providing the same high-quality solutions – only faster and more efficiently.


Digital Twin

Our digital twin rapidly evaluates system performance in ever-changing environments.

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Digital Thread

Our digital thread provides the framework for continuous feedback increasing the speed of execution.

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Model-Based Systems

We take Model-Based Systems Engineering further with MB(x) or Model-Based Everything.

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Digital Engineering

We are applying digital engineering practices to connect the entire program lifecycle – from engineering, to supply chain, to manufacturing and production. This allows us to integrate our testing, quality, and performance evaluation earlier in the process.

This shift accelerates our design processes so that we can deliver faster and more efficiently for our customers.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A secure and ethical approach to developing AI-enabled solutions is a cornerstone of our mission to meet evolving customer needs. Northrop Grumman has a robust history in AI and as a technology leader, we’re at the forefront of emerging capabilities and trusted solutions. Our innovative team brings significant experience and investment to create and deliver responsible artificial intelligence and machine learning systems across land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

AI-Enabled Operations 

Northrop Grumman is applying responsible artificial intelligence and machine learning across our business and manufacturing processes to discover new insights which enable greater operational speed and improved bottom-line outcomes in a secure and ethical manner.

Using AI-enabled inspection, monitoring, and decision support algorithms throughout the product lifecycle, we are improving speed, quality and cost for our customers.

Our responsible AI ecosystem provides the tools and guidance to develop and operate robust, equitable, and human-centered AI, enabling business efficiencies across the enterprise.

As one of the Department of Defense’s most trusted partners, Northrop Grumman continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible with a commitment to deliver technology in a safe, effective and ethical way.

Advanced Manufacturing

With our advanced manufacturing technologies, Northrop Grumman can design and build anything. We are harnessing all methods of advanced manufacturing which enables our facilities the speed to design, develop and produce with the flexibility to meet our customers' needs.

Our manufacturing facilities use state-of-the-art equipment, tooling and support systems to streamline processes, enhance product delivery and increase capacity and output.

  • AR/VR
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Robotics & Automation 

All our advanced manufacturing approaches accelerate and enhance the design, development, production, and testing process of our cutting-edge technologies and products, so we can field solutions faster than ever before.

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The End Game

While once the stuff of science fiction, virtual and augmented reality are now accessible to just about everyone. 

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Automation and Robotics

Our manufacturing experience is a critical part of its success in supporting the latest in fighter aircraft.

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Advanced Manufacturing Technology

We're a technology-driven organization that develops new methods and processes for air vehicles.

Digital Culture: Driving a Digital Mindset

Digital transformation is part of our culture and is foundational to how we do business. Northrop Grumman employees embrace digital solutions and pioneer innovation every day to define possible. We apply Lean-Agile principles and practices to all aspects of our business and operations. We have an exceptional community of Lean-Agile talent and thought leaders who coach, mentor and model this growth mindset and are dedicated to a sustainable model for continuous improvement.

Our mission critical systems require more than just DevSecOps. Which is why, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, we created an all-encompassing strategy called Dev*Ops (pronounced DevStarOps) to deliver capabilities to our platforms faster and more reliably. Dev*Ops achieves these goals by driving changes that deliver benefits such as faster time to delivery, improved quality and cost to the customer, and improved organizational efficiencies that increase productivity.

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Digital Transformation in the News

Digital transformation is part of our culture and is foundational to how we do business.

Careers in Digital Transformation

Want to join our digital culture and help define what’s next? Northrop Grumman has been pushing the boundaries of technology for decades and continues to make advances across air, cyber, land, sea and space.

Explore these opportunities: start a career Defining Possible today.

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Digital Transformation Careers

Join our digital culture and help define what’s next. Explore our opportunities!