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Northrop Grumman, NASA Complete Last Sunshield Deployment Test for James Webb Space Telescope

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Northrop Grumman Corporation and NASA have successfully completed the final sunshield deployment test on the James Webb Space Telescope, the company reported on Friday. The successful test will prepare the telescope for launch in 2021. “The success of this important milestone demonstrates the rigor and dedication of the Northrop Grumman and NASA team,” said Scott Willoughby.

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Northrop Grumman Wins US Army Contract to Deliver XM813 Bushmaster Chain Guns

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to deliver 95 XM813 Bushmaster Chain Guns as part of the Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System 30mm Lethality Upgrade program. “We are committed to ensuring our U.S. warfighter remains ahead of emerging threats, and the XM813 will deliver overmatch and greater standoff range for Stryker crews,” said Jennifer Zonneveld, director for Bushmaster Chain Guns, Northrop Grumman.

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Northrop Grumman Completes Initial Development MQ-4C Triton NITE

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed initial development of the MQ-4C Triton Network Integration Test Environment (NITE). The Triton NITE is located at Royal Australian Air Force Base Edinburgh in South Australia. Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) will begin development of the Triton network design for Australia and test basic Triton network configuration settings.

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Northrop Grumman Completes SFRJ Testing for US Army

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully completed multiple rounds of tests on the Solid Fuel Ramjet (SFRJ) tactical engine configuration, a technology to enable long range precision fires, to support the U.S. Army’s critical missions. Northrop Grumman conducted the tests under phase one of the U.S. Army’s XM1155 Extended-Range Artillery Projectile (ERAP) program. 

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Report: Army, Northrop Await Production Approval for Battle Command System

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A U.S. Army spokesperson said documents that will inform the Department of Defense's Milestone C decision on an air defense command-and-control weapon system Northrop Grumman is developing for the service branch are in the final review stage, Defense News reported Tuesday. The report noted administrative challenges have caused delays in DoD's production approval process related to the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System program.

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Northrop Grumman Produces G-2000 Tactical Gyroscope; Brandon White Quoted

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has produced its 75,000th G-2000 gyroscope, the smallest tactical-grade gyroscope for commercial and military customers. The G-2000 has advanced performance and accuracy, sensing orientation for stabilization and targeting applications. Northrop Grumman’s G-2000 is the smallest dynamically-tuned gyroscope produced, featuring high performance, small size and reliability. The gyroscope is enhanced by a servo-electronics card that maximizes performance. 

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Northrop Grumman Supports Successful MDA Flight Test; Scott Lehr Quoted

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The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully intercepted a Northrop Grumman Corporation built Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target that was launched during a flight test from the Reagan Test Site in the Kwajalein Atoll. “With this successful test, the MDA has successfully demonstrated critical capabilities for the defense of our country utilizing many of Northrop Grumman’s missile defense capabilities, said Scott Lehr.

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Northrop Grumman Delivers 5th NATO RQ-4D Phoenix; Jane Bishop Quoted

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the fifth NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft with a non-stop transatlantic flight. The aircraft departed on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from Palmdale, California and landed approximately 20 hours later on Nov. 12th at Sigonella Air Base, Sigonella, Italy. The air vehicle is the last of five NATO RQ-4D aircraft

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Northrop Grumman Wins 2 Missions Under NASA CRS-2 Contract; Frank DeMauro Quoted

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Northrop Grumman has secured two additional missions by NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services contract-2 (CRS-2) with launches occurring in 2023. Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft will be carried into orbit by the company’s Antares launch vehicle from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility for the additional missions. 

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Northrop Grumman Successfully Demonstrates OMS AESA Sensor; Paul Kalafos, Greg Simer Quoted

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully demonstrated an open mission systems (OMS) compliant active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor in recent ground and multiple flight demonstrations. “These demonstrations continue to act as pathfinders to enable further OMS opportunities,” said Paul Kalafos, vice president, surveillance and electromagnetic maneuver warfare, Northrop Grumman. 

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