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NASA, Northrop Complete Webb Telescope’s Final Testing Regimen

James Webb

NASA and Northrop Grumman engineers have completed the final testing phase for the James Webb Space Telescope and are preparing to ship the new observatory to a launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. The space agency said Thursday that cleanroom technicians are working to ensure JWST hardware will arrive safely at the launch pad location on the northeastern coast of South America.

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Northrop Grumman to Provide U.S. Air Force with Countermeasure Flares; Charlie Precourt Quoted

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Northrop Grumman announced on Friday that the company will provide the U.S. Air Force with its high-performance MJU-73/B and MJU-62A/B infrared countermeasure flares under a potential five-year, $61.8 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. The company’s next-generation countermeasures will help protect large aircraft and helicopters from advanced surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles.

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Navy Test-Fires Northrop-Made Anti-Radiation Extended-Range Missile; Captain A.C. Dutko Quoted

AARGM-ER

The U.S. Navy flew a Super Hornet jet to test-fire a Northrop Grumman-made anti-radiation missile designed to strike targets at extended ranges. The AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER) underwent a long-range live-fire test at the Point Mugu Sea Range on July 19, Northrop said Monday.

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NASA, Northrop Set Launch of Next Cygnus Resupply Mission for Aug. 10th

Cygnus Spacecraft

Northrop Grumman is set to deliver another batch of NASA's science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, Aug. 10th. Northrop's Cygnus spacecraft will lift off onboard its Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of the company's 16th commercial resupply mission.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $80M U.S. Army Contract For Visible and Infrared Spectrum Flares

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Northrop Grumman Corporation announced on Friday that the company was awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) U.S. Army contract award worth up to $80 million for the production of the M257 visible spectrum flare, M278 infrared spectrum illuminating flare and the newly designed M278A1 infrared spectrum illuminating flare.

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Oceanographic Research Center Licenses Northrop’s Power Connector Tech; Andrew Hamilton Quoted

Underwater Electrical

A nonprofit oceanographic research center in Moss Landing, California, secured rights to use technology designed by Northrop Grumman to facilitate underwater electrical connections as part of a non-exclusive licensing agreement. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute plans to further develop and apply the NiobiCon technology to power autonomous underwater vehicles intended for deep-ocean studies.

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Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman CEO, Explains Defense Tech Development

Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden, chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient recently addressed how the development of defense technologies will drive industry mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity over the next two decades. Additionally, this development spike will present new entrants in the realm of cyber and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as increase government-industry collaboration.

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NASA Discusses Northrop Grumman’s Mission to Space Station

Commercial Space Stations

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 15th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA reported on Thursday. Northrop Grumman has projected its launch of the Cygnus spacecraft no earlier than Feb. 20, 2021.

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USAF Downselects Northrop Grumman as Sole Contractor for F-16 Electronic Warfare Suite

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The U.S. Air Force has downselected Northrop Grumman to complete the final project efforts to provide the electronic warfare suite for the service branch’s F-16 fighter aircraft fleet, the company reported on Monday. Northrop Grumman’s offering will work to protect pilots from radio frequency-guided weapons by detecting, identifying and defeating advanced threat systems.

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Northrop Grumman Completes First Flight for GSMP

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Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first flight for the Global Hawk Ground Station Modernization Program (GSMP). “New, modern ground stations for Global Hawk will significantly improve the system and allow operators to more efficiently deliver timely ISR data to warfighters and connect the joint force through its global communications node mission,” said Leslie Smith, vice president Global Hawk, Northrop Grumman.

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