Northrop Grumman is installing a new executive in Virginia to manage its massive IT contract with the state – the fourth project manager since the defense giant secured the state’s richest-ever privatization contract in 2005.
City of Boulder Recognizes Northrop Grumman for Contributions to National Security and the CommunityJuly 7, 2011
The City of Boulder issued a proclamation recognizing Northrop Grumman Corporation for its continuing contributions to national security and to the Colorado economy as a provider of leading-edge defense technology.
STSS Demonstration Satellites, Built by Northrop Grumman, Show New ‘Remote Cueing’ Capabilities During Aegis TestJuly 7, 2011
The Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstration satellites, built and operated by Northrop Grumman Corporation, contributed to a successful sea-based missile defense test April 15 by acquiring, after being cued remotely, a target missile during the midcourse phase of its flight.
SBIRS-High and SBIRS-Low.
At one time the two missile defense satellite systems were notorious examples of over budget, technologically challenged military space programs.
SBIRS — space-based infrared systems — was conceived in the early 1990s as the next-generation of spacecraft that could not only warn when intercontinental or theater ballistic rockets were being launched, but track them accurately enough to possibly shoot them down with a missile defense system.
Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstration Satellites Track Two-Stage Interceptor in Missile Defense TestJuly 8, 2010
A press release from Northrup Grumman and Raytheon highlighted the success of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration satellites, in detecting and tracking a two-stage Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) during a U.S. Missile Defense Agency flight test on June 6, 2010.
Tracking data generated by the satellite sensors were transmitted to the Missile Defense Integration and Operation Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., which serves as the ground station for the two demonstration spacecraft.
The missile tracking capability being demonstrated by the STSS Demonstration program will mature technologies and concepts of operation for an operational constellation. The operational constellation will be designed to enable earlier intercepts of threat missiles in flight and to significantly improve the nation’s missile defense capabilities for our homeland, deployed forces, friends and allies.