Defining Possible at Sea

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Defining Possible from Seabed to Space

Northrop Grumman’s advanced multi-domain maritime capabilities enable current and future maritime missions.

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Uncrewed Systems

From uncrewed aerial vehicles and underwater mine hunting systems to defense readiness targets, Northrop Grumman is a leader in autonomous systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Manta Ray

Manta Ray, a new uncrewed underwater vehicle, will operate long-duration, long-range missions in deep ocean environments, without need for on-site human logistics support.

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Fire Scout

Fire Scout is a combat-proven, autonomous helicopter system providing real-time intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, target-acquisition, laser designation and battle management to tactical users.

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 AQS-24B/C Minehunting

The fastest fielded mine hunting system in the world, AQS-24B/C provides high-resolution, side-scan sonar for real-time detection, localization and classification of mines at high area coverage rates.

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Undersea Superiority

Northrop Grumman is defining possible as a force multiplier for the United States Joint Forces by improving mission capability in the undersea domain to ensure strategic dominance from seabed to space.

MicroSAS (µSAS™)

The µSAS is a Low-SWaP (size, weight and power), high-performance interferometric synthetic aperture sonar that enables longer sorties and higher area coverage rates for UUV missions.

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NiobiCon™ Wet-Mate Electrical Connector

Northrop Grumman’s NiobiCon™ offers an innovative, safer way of making electrical connections underwater. This novel wet-mate connector technology allows for power transfer and data exchange without seals, oil or moving parts.

Learn More > NiobiCon™ Wet-Mate Electrical Connector
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Electronic Warfare

Northrop Grumman’s cutting-edge multifunction sensors and electronic warfare capabilities provide warfighters an overwhelming advantage in every domain and push the boundaries of possible across the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Advanced Multifunction Sensors: Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3

The SEWIP Block 3 is the U.S. Navy’s upgrade to the legacy AN/SLQ-32 system, providing game-changing capability for non-kinetic electronic attack options to the U.S. fleet.

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Northrop Grumman is the premier provider of missile launch systems for naval submarines and surface ships. Every vertical launch system on U.S. Navy submarines today can trace its origin to our Underwater Launch Center of Excellence in Sunnyvale, California.

Common Launcher Subsystem

Northrop Grumman is continuing production of Launcher Subsystem hardware in support of the Columbia and Dreadnought common missile compartment (CMC) program.

Modular Payload System (MPS)

MPS can utilize either hot or cold launch technology to launch a series of payloads, including uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and advanced missiles. The hardware is contained and deployed from a short shipping container, allowing it to be quickly deployed on land and surface ships.

Modular Payload System (MPS)

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Northrop Grumman is developing sensors and systems that can be integrated seamlessly on next-generation platforms.

Power & Energy

Northrop Grumman’s integrated power and energy systems (IPES) are ideal for supporting systems such as electromagnetic sensors, directed energy weapons and radars. The systems are flexible and adaptable- utilizing modular technologies to enable rapid, affordable upgrades on the DDG(x) platform.

Learn More > IPES (video)

Machinery Control & Steering

The Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) is a sophisticated control system solution for naval vessels. Comprised of sensors, actuators, remote terminal units and data processing, IPMS provides safe, secure, condition-based control, monitoring, steering and diagnostics on the status of a ship and its major systems.

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Prime Systems Integrator

As a C5ISR systems integrator, Northrop Grumman is responsible for integrating all cyber hardened C5ISR systems, including command and control, communications, navigation and the shipboard computer networking systems.

Learn More > Offshore Patrol Cutter (video)
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Naval Systems

With systems and sensors fielded on VIRGINIA class submarines, Arleigh-Burke class destroyers, E2D Hawkeye, Triton and space-based assets, all connected by cyber secure communications and networks, Northrop Grumman is positioned to fully operationalize the Navy’s Project Overmatch and Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) strategy.

Learn More > Connecting the Joint Force as One
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Maritime Navigation

Northrop Grumman’s navigation technology provides optimal situational awareness for ship watch officers carrying out their missions. Integrated bridge systems, WSN-7 and WSN-12 inertial navigators, and electronic charting increase safety and enable full flexibility for data access.

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Where We Are

Learn more about some of the areas our team members live and work, supporting critical missions from seabed to space.

Learn More > Annapolis, Maryland Learn More > Baltimore, Maryland Learn More > Sunnyvale, California Learn More > Sykesville, Maryland

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Defining Possible with Environmental Sustainability

In the News

Artist’s concept of Northrop Grumman’s unmanned underwater vehicle, Manta Ray

How Northrop Grumman Supports Maritime Security for the US and its Allies

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Northrop Grumman Completes Assembly of Manta Ray Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Mine Detection Contract for the Republic of Korea

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Northrop Grumman Advances Scaled Electronic Attack Capability

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Northrop Grumman Manufactures Two Thousandth Solid Rocket Motor for US Navy’s Trident II D5 Program

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Northrop Grumman to Produce New Maritime Navigation Sensor for U.S. Navy

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Northrop Grumman Delivers First Modified E-6B Mercury to US Navy

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For almost all 100 years of US Navy carrier operations, one company’s aircraft have graced the flight deck (Breaking Defense)

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Engineering Imitating Life

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At Northrop Grumman Creativity Guides Innovation

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Northrop Grumman’s New Navigation Capability Approved for US Navy Deployment

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Eastern Shipbuilding opens new C5I integration facility for offshore patrol cutter

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Northrop Grumman Delivers 500th AN/WSN-7 Inertial Navigation System to the US Navy

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