Northrop Grumman in the UK
Northrop Grumman UK is a growing British business, wholeheartedly committed to supporting the defence and national security of the United Kingdom and its allies.
Proven Track Record
We have a proven track record of delivering advanced solutions to the defence, space and security community, working together to solve their hardest challenges across every domain.
We are an industry leader in solutions that harness the latest in data science, machine learning and secure cloud transformation technology, delivered at pace and scale. Drawing on our global scale, we deliver integrated Information Advantage solutions as the key mission-winning discriminator and we are resolutely dedicated to creating, securing and exploiting this for our customers.
Operating from more than ten sites across the UK, we sustain employment for more than 5,000 people in the many British SMEs and partners in our supply chain. As a British business we are committed to generating long-term prosperity and social value in the UK, investing in advanced R&D, sovereign IP and exportable solutions driving the creation of high-quality jobs.
Northrop Grumman in the UK
UK Cyber & Intelligence
Northrop Grumman in the UK brings modern software development approaches and blends these with a rich heritage and experience in the defence and security sectors.
We deliver solutions that harness the latest in data science, machine learning and secure cloud transformation and deliver to customers at pace and scale (Agile) adopting a highly collaborative style towards continuous integration and delivery (DevSecOps).
Our approach helps our customers to solve some of their most challenging problems and, in turn, helps to keep the UK safe countering threats from a variety of adversaries of different sophistications.
Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems
Northrop Grumman’s advanced marine technology is relied on by our customers for safe navigation and multi-mission support capabilities. Our Integrated Platform Management Systems provide real time monitoring, control and diagnostics of the status of a vessel and all its machinery.
Our defence tailored Integrated Bridge System seamlessly combines data from nautical sensors and military applications for optimal situational awareness, navigation and C4ISR.
Command and Control (C2)
Based on our world-leading Interoperable C4I Services (ICS) and Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC) software, Northrop Grumman has powered the core C2 systems for the UK MoD and NATO for over 25 years. ICS provides an open architecture and a unique set of capabilities to facilitate the creation, visualization and distribution of the Common Operating Picture critical to multi-domain and joint operations. Our web-based C2 solutions create a foundation for the next-generation of Agile C2 systems that will enhance decision-making through service-based incorporation of new data sources. This agility will allow the integration with emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
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)
In-service support for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) that protect large fixed-wing transport and other aircraft. (Photo credit: UK Ministry of Defence © Crown copyright 2014)
Northrop Grumman is a leader in space with mission expertise dating back to the dawn of the space age, giving us a unique perspective to know what it takes to protect the warfighter and preserve freedom. Our legacy of excellence provides partners with a true strategic advantage in the modern-day space race. We support our allies across the globe on a variety of defense and commercial systems and intend on continuing this allyship with the United Kingdom. We have the expertise, partnerships, and dedication to address the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) requirements for a military satellite communication system and are dedicated to advancing global space security infrastructure.
In the News
First Northrop Grumman MESA Sensor Installed for Royal Air Force E-7 Wedgetail Fleet
Northrop Grumman in the UK Supports Astute Submarines for UK Royal Navy
Northrop Grumman in the UK Signs Armed Forces Covenant Supporting Armed Forces Personnel
Northrop Grumman in the UK Joins Cheltenham Cyber Hub for High Tech Collaboration
Northrop Grumman Bolsters Support for Youth Education Through Increased Funding for Jon Egging Trust
Leonardo and Northrop Grumman Join Forces on Future Rotorcraft UAS Opportunities
Northrop Grumman Awarded UK Ministry of Defence C2 Digital Enterprise Agreement
Northrop Grumman Joint Threat Emitter Deployed in Support of UK-Led Joint Warrior Exercise
Exploring In-Space Manufacturing
Northrop Grumman UK and Space Forge to explore future space-based manufacturing focused on semiconductor development.
Finalist in LGBTQ+ Defence Awards
Northrop Grumman UK is a finalist in two categories at the LGBTQ+ Defence Awards - a brand new, flagship celebration of LGBTQ+ contributions to the UK defence ecosystem.
Northrop Grumman host Women in Science and Engineering Young Professionals Board (WYPB) Meeting
Northrop Grumman in the UK joins The 5% Club
UK Reports and Statements
Anti-Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement
Northrop Grumman UK Ltd. Gender Pay Gap Report
Northrop Grumman Corporation United Kingdom Tax Strategy
Northrop Grumman UK Ltd. 2020 Section 172(1) Statement
Northrop Grumman UK Ltd. 2019 Section 172(1) Statement
Northrop Grumman UK Limited Carbon Reduction Plan September 2023
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.