Northrop Grumman in the UK

Northrop Grumman in the UK

A key market as a supplier base and source for technology partners.

The UK is an important market for the company as a supplier base and a source for technology partners with Northrop Grumman’s UK entities representing a major component of the company’s global business portfolio outside of the US.

Northrop Grumman operates from a number of sites across the UK with as well as at RAF Waddington, and sustains employment for more than 5,000 people in the many SMEs and other companies with whom we work as partners in the supply chain.

We maintain a strong focus on export business, an area important to our success, with sales into overseas markets from Northrop Grumman’s UK entities accounting for more than 60% of our UK businesses.

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in all aspects of computer network operations and cyber security and is at the forefront of the challenge to find innovative solutions that can effectively defend networks and offer protection across the entire cyber domain.

UK Programmes:

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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.

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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)

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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.

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Supply, maintenance and repair (in strategic partnership with Selex) of Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems installed on a range of RAF aircraft types.

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LAIRCM Support

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)

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Air Traffic Management

Supplying communication systems for airspace operations worldwide with ground-to-air communication solution installations in over 180 countries.

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Northrop Grumman's major programmes supporting NATO include NATO AGS, the NATO Cyber Incident Response Capability and the NATO Maritime Command and Control Information System.

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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.