Frequently Asked Questions

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 97,000 employees Define Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

What Are Your Annual Revenues?

Net sales in FY 2019 were $33.8 billion.

What Are Your Main Business Areas?

We have four business sectors:

How Many People Do You Employ?

We have approximately 97,000 employees.

How Do I Apply for a Job at Northrop Grumman?

The most efficient way is to go through our Careers site, where you can search all of the available job openings. Specific instructions are given on how to apply for the position that interests you.

How long has Northrop Grumman been around?

Northrop Aircraft Company was incorporated in 1939. It has acquired companies that began operating before that date. Below is a partial list of the major companies acquired since 1994. To read more about our successful integration of nearly 20 marquee companies, visit our Heritage section.

Major Companies Acquired / Acquisition Date:

  • Grumman (incorporated 1929) / April 1994
  • Westinghouse Radio (incorporated 1938) / March 1996
  • Logicon Inc. (incorporated 1961) / Aug. 1997
  • California Microwave / April 1999
  • Ryan Aeronautical / July 1999
  • Comptek Research, Inc. / Aug. 2000
  • Federal Data Corporation / Oct. 2000
  • Sterling’s Federal Systems Group / Oct. 2000
  • Litton Industries Inc. (incorporated 1953) / April 2001
  • Aerojet General EIG / Oct. 2001
  • TRW (incorporated 1901) / Dec. 2002
  • Scaled Composites / July 2007
  • Orbital ATK / June 2018

Where Can I Find Information About Your Products?

For more information about our various products, programs and services, go to our What We Do page.

How Do I Become a Supplier?

Please access our Suppliers portal for information.

What Types of Community Organizations Does Northrop Grumman Support?

We focus a substantial portion of our contributions budget on programs that address education, diversity, health and human services and youth programs. Please see the Corporate Responsibility section for more information.

What Is the Northrop Grumman Stock Ticker Symbol, and On Which Exchanges Is Your Stock Traded?

The Northrop Grumman Corporation trading symbol is NOC. Its common stock is listed on the New York and Pacific Stock Exchanges.

When Is the Annual Shareholders Meeting?

This meeting is held on the third Wednesday of May.

When Are Dividends Announced?

Dividend announcements are released on the third Wednesday of February, May, August and November. For more detailed information, go to our Investor Relations homepage.