Northrop Grumman in Europe
More than 2,200 employees and significant long-established businesses in the region.
We may not always be visible, but Northrop Grumman’s technology
is all pervasive, as is our commitment to building strong European businesses to serve our customers for the long term.
Today, different thinking is needed to deliver the required defence and security effect. Northrop Grumman is at the forefront of providing that different thinking: from creating dynamic communications nodes in the sky, using lasers to defeat ground-to-air threats and putting leading innovative aircraft radar technologies into ground-based air defence systems and taking unmanned air systems to unparalleled levels with the world’s first carrier-borne UCAV.
Key UK/Europe Programmes:
Cyber & Intelligence
A customer with complex and sensitive data and information requirements required a mission partner who would quickly understand the context, deliver and sustain a portfolio of challenging technology projects at scale and pace and support the customer through an ambitious digital transformation programme. Northrop Grumman’s experience and excellence in Agile software development, DevSecOps, data science and our highly collaborative approach continues to deliver results.
Making the World’s Oceans Smaller: Based on the proven Global Hawk UAS, Triton’s autonomous operations are supported by land-based command and control mission planners and sensor operators. Triton will be equipped with a unique and robust mission sensor suite that provides 360-degree coverage on all sensors, providing unprecedented maritime domain awareness.
F-35 Lightning II
More than any aircraft that has gone before, the game-changing F-35 Lightning II is designed to be a node in the combat environment. The halo of connectivity that it provides ensures its ISTAR collector, strike, and ground support capabilities are second to none. As a principal partner for the F-35 not only do we provide much of the aircraft’s situational awareness, but also through our provision of the aircraft’s communications and battlespace networks capability, no-one is better placed to integrate F-35 into the battlespace. (Photo credit: Lockheed Martin)
E-3D Sentry AWACS
Whole life support for the RAF’s fleet of E-3D Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft based at RAF Waddington.
Northrop Grumman and NATO
Northrop Grumman’s major programmes supporting NATO include NATO AGS, the NATO Cyber Incident Response Capability and the NATO Command & Control Information System.
Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)
The Polish government selected the state-of-the-art Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) to serve as the centerpiece of its modernisation strategy for air and missile defence capability. Northrop Grumman’s IBCS will deliver the most advanced and capable C4I system for IAMD in Poland. Our approach to integrating sensors, weapons and command and control (C2) tools is transformational.
Nick Chaffey is the chief executive for Northrop Grumman in the U.K. and Europe. In this position he supports the company’s current programmes, develops strategies for growth and identifies new business opportunities for the company’s activities in the U.K. and Europe, including NATO countries. Chaffey has more than 25 years of experience in the defence and security industry. He joined Northrop Grumman from PA Consulting Group where he was the founder and lead for PA’s Global Defence and Security Business, and previously the Global Head of Consulting Services. Prior to that he spent six years in the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors at the Ministry of Defence.