Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security firm possessing a varied portfolio of products and technological competencies. The current corporation traces its origins back to the founding of Northrop Aircraft Incorporated and the Grumman Corporation in 1929 and 1930, respectively. Today, Northrop Grumman specializes in aerospace, electronic, and information systems, as well as technical services. Key products include the B-2 stealth bomber, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne warning and control aircraft, Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, and a variety of radar, communication, sensor, and command and control systems. This entry traces the history of Northrop Grumman and its early aircraft and discusses current products and services.


Northrop Grumman’s origins emerged from the founding of two key interwar aircraft manufacturers: (1) Northrop Aircraft Incorporated and (2) the Grumman ...

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