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.
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.
Northrop Grumman in the UK is the systems engineering partner on Project MOSQUITO: the design and manufacture of a technology demonstrator of the UK’s first uncrewed combat air system (UCAS).
Dramatic cost and time savings versus the development of tradition combat aircraft will be realised by our expertise in Lead-Agile practices and process which enable digital integrated solutions leveraging DevSecOps and model-based systems engineering approached.
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)
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.
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)
In the News
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
Carrier Strike Group 21 – Joint Threat Emitters (AirClues Safety Magazine)
Northrop Grumman in the UK – Intrepid Minds Receive Project MOSQUITO Phase 2 Contract Awards
Northrop Grumman Joint Threat Emitter Deployed in Support of UK-Led Joint Warrior Exercise
Northrop Grumman Helps to Improve Cyber Resilience in Greater Manchester
UK Reports and Statements
Northrop Grumman UK PPN 06/21: Carbon Reduction Plan
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
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.