The Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American manufacturer of mainly armor technology for shipbuilding, aerospace and information technology company headquartered in West Falls Church. Another area is the development of technology for sorting letters. Here, the company is one of the main suppliers of the U.S. postal service.
In 1994, emerged from a takeover of Grumman Aerospace Corporation by the Northrop Corporation company, with 120,700 employees in fiscal year 2009 total sales of 33.8 billion U.S. dollars. The most important market is dominated by the United States of America and its armed forces.
2009 Ronald D. Sugar came after 29 years of the company's management has gone into retirement. Since 1 January 2010, Wesley Bush CEO and President of the company. The following year, the company headquarters from Los Angeles to West Falls Church near Washington was, DC laid. The reason for Wesley Bush stated that the company wanted to be closer to legislators and government agencies for which the company produces.
Among the best known defense products include the heavy strategic stealth bomber B- 2 Spirit, the F- 14 unmanned reconnaissance drone RQ -4A Global Hawk.
The Corporation consists of several, partly bought up companies. The company's internal mapping is done in the following business areas:
- Aerospace Systems
- Electronic Systems
- Information Systems
- Technical Systems
The most important acquisitions of Northrop are:
This has not been taken into account that previously, the companies also bought other companies.